Drivers will face delays in Stamford next week as several streets close while the county council carries out road repairs.
Work to resurface the mini roundabout between West Street, Rutland Terrace and Tinwell Road will begin on Sunday, while part of Broad Street and Newgates will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Lincolnshire County Council hopes to complete the roundabout work in four days, during which time it will also carry out structural repairs in West Street.
During the roadworks, West Street will be closed to all traffic between the roundabout and West Street Gardens. Tinwell Road will also be closed to traffic, with residents’ access only, between the roundabout and Roman Bank. And Rutland Terrace will be closed, with no parking, waiting or loading permitted during the works.
The junction between West Street and Queen’s Walk will also be closed, although Queen’s Walk will still be accessible from Roman Bank.
Traffic will be diverted via Tinwell Road, Roman Bank, Empingham Road and Scotgate.
Area highways manager Kevin Brumfieldsaid: “During these works, residents’ access will be maintained wherever possible, but we’d ask for your patience during the times when this is restricted because of excavation or paving. Replacing the road surface will mean that we won’t need to repair the roundabout again for many years.”
Repair work will begin in Broad Street at 7am on Monday, and is expected to finish at about 5pm on Tuesday, weather permitting. Newgates and Broad Street between Goldsmiths Lane and Star Lane will be accessible only to pedestrians.
Vehicles and parking will not be permitted during this time, although there will be access for residents and deliveries between 6pm on Monday and 7am on Tuesday.
Traffic will be diverted via Star Lane, St Paul’s Street, East Street, North Street, Scotgate, Crown Street, Red Lion Street and Broad Street.
Red Lion Street and Crown Street will temporarily become a one way system and there will be no parking on St Paul’s Street to keep the diversion route clear.
Mr Brumfield added: “We’re going to replace the road surface, which will mean we won’t need to return to the site for many years. Although the roads will be closed for a few days, a short diversion route will be in place and our operatives will be on site to help guide pedestrians around the works.”