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Ancaster diversion route planned ahead of repairs to ‘deteriorating’ road

A diversion route will be in place while a “deteriorating” road is repaired over three weeks. The B4603 High Dyke north of Ancaster, between the junction with the A17 and a point close to the Ermine Street farm, will be closed between Monday, February 19 and Thursday, March 7.

Highways workers from Lincolnshire County Council will be carrying out £500,000 improvements to better the experience of driving along the country route. Karen Cassar, the assistant director for highways, said: “Essentially, what has happened on the road is that the outer edge has been bearing the brunt of heavy vehicles like HGVs and this has caused the outside edges to deteriorate.

“Our crew will be taking away the outer two metres of the road on each side then rebuilding that to take care of the issues and improve the road overall.” A 24-hour road closure will be in place for the entire duration.

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The signed diversion route will take drivers along the A17, A15, and A153 to the B6403. Ms Cassar added that “natural disruption” was “unavoidable”.

She said: “Because of the nature of the works that are happening, we will have to use a full road closure for the safety of road users and the crew on-site. It’s unavoidable, and there will be some natural disruption while the works are happening, but we will be doing everything we can to get the programme completed as quickly as possible.”

The planned end date of March 7 is subject to suitable weather.

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