A BUS firm has been forced to change its timetable to cope with the closure of a main road.
Lincolnshire County Council is closing the A1175 between Market Deeping and the level crossing at Tallington from Monday, August 20, for resurfacing work.
Traffic will be diverted along the A15 to Bourne, along the relief road at Bourne, and on the A6121 to Stamford. There will be signs in place.
Several Delaine Buses services between Bourne, the Deepings and Stamford will be affected by the closure.
The 7.50am service from Bourne to Stamford and the 5.10pm bus from Stamford to Bourne will not call at West Deeping during the resurfacing work.
The 10.17am, 12.17pm, 2.17pm and 4.17pm buses from the Deepings to Stamford will be diverted and will not call at Linchfield Road, Crowson Way, Thackers Way, Godsey Lane and Towngate East in the Deepings, or at West Deeping and Tallington.
Buses will stop on the opposite side of the road in Church Street and Halfleet.
The return route will also be affected. The 9.50am, 11.50am, 1.50pm and 3.50pm services from Stamford to the Deepings will not stop at any of the aforementioned stops.
Departure times from other stops on the route may also be slightly later to allow for the diversion, and no stops will be made on the diversionary route.
The firm has advised passengers to check its website on the morning of travel for any revisions.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said: “We’re going to be giving the A1175 some much-needed TLC.
“This worn section of the road has suffered with numerous potholes over the last two winters, so we’ll be making long-term repairs.”
The spokesman said the closure was necessary so the work could be carried out safely.
He added: “The works are taking place during the school summer holidays when traffic volumes are lower and to minimise disruption for school transport.”
The spokesman said further repairs to the road were being planned for 2013.
He added: “We thank everyone for bearing with us whilst we make this area safer for all.”