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A17 slope stabilisation set to start

Preventative maintenance work on an embankment on the A17 Sleaford Bypass is set to start next week, according to Lincolnshire County Council.

Eurovia Contracting North will undertake large scale drainage improvement and measures to stabilise the partially failed embankment.

The £2.4M repairs are expected to take until the end of April 2018.

“The embankment itself was built in the 1970s to provide a safe route for road users wishing to cross the A153 and railway line,” said Lincolnshire executive member for highways and transport Richard Davies. “Over the years, other parts of the embankment have been repaired but there is still some concern that there are some areas showing signs of distress. As a result, these works are necessary for maintaining the safety of those using the bypass.

“When complete next spring, these repairs and improvements will improve safety for road users; stabilise the embankment to prevent further deterioration and reduce future repair costs; and ensure that rainwater is properly channelled away from the bank to where it should be discharged.

“We apologise for any inconvenience these works cause. However, due to the nature of the repairs, there will inevitably be delays and longer journey times. As a result, we are encouraging people to use an alternative route once works have started.”

 

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