A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement

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Scheme details

Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
£ 80.3m
Lincolnshire County Council
Region: East of England
Central Government, LCC and Peterborough CC
22 km
13.7 miles

Construction of a new single two-lane carriageway to replace the existing A1073 which connects Peterborough to Spalding via Crowland. The existing road is non-primary, but is preferred by traffic over the official A15/A16 routing via Market Deeping as it is more direct. As a result the A1073 is heavily overloaded, has a very poor accident record and is difficult to maintain.

It is expected that the resulting high-standard road will become a primary route on opening.


14 August 2007 Funding is confirmed by the Department for Transport. Having cleared all necessary public inquiries, the scheme is cleared to start in summer 2008.
14 February 2008 On 26th February, Rosie Winterton, a roads minister, dug the first sod on the project. Construction is now under way.
16 June 2009 The new road is now under construction.
7 March 2010 Almost complete as of March 2010. The new road will become a primary route, and be named the A16. The original part of the A16 from Spalding Common to Stamford will then become the A1175 non-primary route, with the aim of removing the heavy traffic using Stamford to access the A1. All the new signage from as far away as the A16/A17 junction at Sutterton is in place, with the new road number (A1175) covered over.
26 August 2010 The first part is now open, between Spalding and Crowland. There are some embankment stabilisation issues closer to Peterborough delaying the opening of that section, so the opened part has the destinations covered over on the primary route signage.
29 April 2011
30 September 2011
7 October 2011 The missing part is due to open on Sunday 16th October.
17 October 2011 The Crowland to Eye section opened yesterday. The full road is now open from Spalding to Peterborough.

More information

Official website

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This scheme has been completed, so it's no longer possible to edit any of the information on this page.

With thanks to James Hart and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 18 October 2011.