Junction work to start for Stamford AFC’s new ground

New Stamford Daniels stadium at Ryhall Road, Stamford EMN-140625-213444009
New Stamford Daniels stadium at Ryhall Road, Stamford EMN-140625-213444009
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Traffic is likely to be held up for up to six weeks as work to build a new junction into a football stadium and sports centre takes place.

Construction on Stamford AFC’s new ground in Ryhall Road is well underway, with the keys due to be handed over on September 1.

As part of the £5.5m development, which also includes a sports centre for New College Stamford, a new right-turn lane will be installed at the new entrance in Ryhall Road.

Temporary traffic lights were put up between Gwash Way and Borderville Farm this week. Work on the junction is expected to last until July 30 and drivers have been warned to expect delays.

Stamford AFC director of football Guy Walton said he was pleased work was going well, adding: “With the site being quite open and next to a busy town road, there are tangible signs for supporters who can see the progress that is being made. It gives the fans a real buzz and we are getting very positive feedback from our supporter base now.

“It is perhaps difficult when you see plans and drawings to really be able to visualise how it will look, but now people can see what is being constructed and can relate to the project a little more.

“The new facility has caught everyone’s imagination, not just Daniels fans, young footballers and their parents, but also the town as a whole because this is an exciting project for the area.

“We are beyond halfway in the construction process now and with the facility having a visible presence, this is a really exciting time as we prepare to move into our new home.

“The stadium will give Stamford AFC a platform for an exciting future, New College Stamford will benefit from a top-class education facility and between us we will ensure it is a fitting hub for the benefit of the whole community.

“There is a very positive feel in the town with the community realising that this project will soon be complete.”