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A17 Sleaford Bypass embankment repair complete

Preventative maintenance and drainage repair works have been completed on the A17 Sleaford Bypass.

Work to protect the A17 Sleaford Bypass embankment from further slippage and deterioration have been finished after five months.

Eurovia Contracting North 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 were 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. Originally built in the 1970s, the bank provided a safe route for road users wishing to cross the A153 and railway line.

A17 Embankment Repairs in numbers

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for highways Richard Davies said: “As part of this project, over one mile of new drainage pipes and half a mile of new kerb drains were installed along the bypass’s embankment to ensure that rainwater is properly channelled away to where it should be discharged.

“It’s estimated that over 47M litres of water will flow through the updated system over the next six months.

“As a result of these repairs, the embankment is now stable, which will prevent further deterioration and reduce repair costs in the future.

“This is fantastic news for the county and we want to thank everyone for remaining patient and bearing with us while this project was carried out.”

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