Road and car park in Stamford to shut for repairs

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A road and a car park in Stamford will be closed over the coming weeks as surface repair work is carried out and a pavement is extended.

South Kesteven District Council will close North Street car park on Monday and Tuesday, August 5 and 6 while essential repairs are carried out.

Signs have been put up to let drivers know about the work. The council’s property development manager Neil Cucksey said people could use nearby car parks which would remain open.

He added: “We have deliberately assigned the work to Mondays and Tuesdays in the summer holidays when we know car park usage is lower.

“We apologise however for any inconvenience the works may cause.”

Sidney Farm Lane in Stamford will close from August 19 to 30 while Lincolnshire County Council extends the pavement and installs new kerbing, signposts and beacons.

The road will be shut from the A1 slip road to Primrose Way. The council considered installing temporary traffic lights but had concerns about traffic queuing towards the A1 junction. Traffic will be diverted via Empingham Road, Arran Road and Old Great North Road.

The work was mentioned at Tuesday’s Stamford Town Council meeting by county councillor David Brailsford (Con). Town councillors were pleased to hear the pavement was being extended.

The A6121 at Carlby will be closed for four days while a new surface is laid.

Work will begin on Monday and the county council hopes it will be complete by Thursday.

During the works a full road closure will be in place. Weather permitting, the aim is to reopen the road to traffic at 6pm on Thursday. The road will remain closed overnight.

The county council’s area highways manager Kevin Brumfield said: “We are carrying out these works to prevent the need for further temporary work.

“We are working below the road surface before we resurface it. Motorists will notice better driving conditions for road users.”