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A17 embankment work reaches midway point

Works to repair and protect an embankment on the A17 Sleaford Bypass have reached the midway point, according to Lincolnshire County Council.

Eurovia Contracting North has already installed steel sheet piles and soil nails to both sides of the A153 underbridge and the A17 railway bridge to stabilise the existing embankment. Drainage works have been completed as well as new crossings, kerb drains and manholes installed.

The £2.4M preventative maintenance work on an embankment started work in November, after concern that the embankment was showing distress. Orginally built in the 1970s, the bank provided a safe route for road users wishing to cross the A153 and railway line.

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for highways Richard Davies said: “Works to repair the A17 Sleaford Bypass embankment are going to plan, and we’re still on track to have the whole project complete before May.

“The A17 is one of the county’s busiest roads, so we’re doing our best to minimise disruption by prioritising any ‘on highway’ works, but making the embankment safe is our top priority.

Once complete, the embankment will be better stabilised, preventing further deterioration and reducing future repair costs – a huge benefit for the whole of the county.”

A Lincolnshire County Council film explaining the remedial works

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