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A1: Lincolnshire

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the completion of the roadworks and temporary lower speed limit on the A1 south of Grantham; and what steps he has taken to ensure the timely completion of this work.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Spittlegate Scheme is being promoted by Lincolnshire County Council and delivered by a private developer under a Section 6 agreement. Highways England is supervising the works, but it is wholly funded and promoted by the County Council. The scheme involves the construction of a new grade separated junction on the A1, referred to as Spittlegate. The works on the A1 will form part of the Grantham Southern Relief Road.

The 50mph temporary speed limit is required for safety reasons, both for road users and the workforce during the construction of the works. Highways England worked closely with the Council to ensure that the works were planned in a way to minimise the impact on road users.

Further information on the status of the scheme, including its timeframe for delivery, can be found on the County Council’s website: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/major-projects/grantham-southern-relief-road

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