Mayor criticises timing of Skegness roadworks - Highways say ‘no delays expected’

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Skegness Mayor Coun George Saxon has questioned the timing of various roadworks in the town as Skegness looks ahead to a busy bank holiday weekend.

Despite the roadworks being carried out by the Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) Higways team ceasing from mid afternoon today (Friday, May 1) and not commencing again until Tuesday, May 5, the mayor still believes it is likely to cause traffic distruption with areas left unfinished.

He said: “I can’t believe what’s happening, as if traffic was not bad enough, there’s been tailbacks from the Garden city pub, all the way to the Co-op on Roman bank for the last two weeks.

All the good work various organations do to encourage tourism and then Roman Bank gets turned into a car park, well done LCC.”

Andy Ratcliffe, Area highways manager said, “We’re not expecting any delays to be caused by roadworks over the Bank Holiday weekend in Skegness, unless they are an emergency.

“Resurfacing work on the A52 at Roman Bank, Winthorpe is expected to stop at 3pm today, and will resume on Tuesday, May 5, and work by Anglian Water on the A158 at Burgh le Marsh is taking place off the carriageway, and is not affecting traffic.

“The Continental market is taking place on Lumley Road until May 4, but this is a planned attraction for Bank Holiday visitors, and again, will not affect traffic flow through the town.”

Visit www.roadworks.org for more information on roadworks and closures throughout the county.

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