A15 Lincoln Eastern Bypass
- Preparation of legal orders and public inquiry
- Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
- £ 96m
- Lincolnshire County Council/DfT
- Region: East Midlands
- LCC/Central Government
- 8 km
- 5 miles
Construction of a new single two-lane road with roundabout junctions from the A15 Sleaford Road south of Bracebridge Heath, across the River Witham on a new bridge, to the Wragby Road roundabout at the end of the existing northern bypass.
The new road will allow through traffic on the north-south A15 route to avoid passing through the centre of Lincoln, a route that presently involves congested urban roads and a steep hill.
The bypass was originally proposed as a dual two-lane road, but was drastically reduced in scale to gain central government funding.
|14 February 2005||Planning application submitted.|
|14 March 2006||The East Midlands Regional Assembly postpones the scheme for at least ten years because of a lack of funding.|
|16 April 2010||The bypass has been granted approval on a new line, and a new completion date has been set for 2016.|
|14 June 2010||According to a government announcement on 10 June 2010, work has been put on hold pending a financial review in the autumn.|
|30 October 2010||Following the autumn spending review, this scheme has been allocated to the DfT's pre-qualification group. It will therefore undergo further scrutiny before a final decision is made on whether or not to proceed.|
|5 February 2011||According to a statement by the Transport Secretary yesterday, this scheme has been moved into the development pool. It will therefore be considered for funding, along with other schemes, in a competitive process. A final decision is due by the end of 2011.|
|30 November 2011|
|8 October 2014||Lincolnshire County Council have announced that they have now redesigned a footbridge which had caused the original proposal to be turned down. The scheme may now be reconsidered by the Department for Transport.|
|20 December 2014||Another public inquiry is now scheduled for Spring 2015.|
|18 February 2016||The planning inspector has approved the scheme, with some small modifications to the Side Road and Compulsory Purchase Orders.|
|12 November 2016||Carillion have been announced as the preferred bidder in the last month.|
- Official website
- Lincolnshire County Council: Lincoln Eastern Bypass
- News story
- Lincolnshire Echo: £50m put aside in last-ditch attempt to secure Lincoln's eastern bypass
With thanks to Peter Brookes and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.
This scheme was last updated on 12 November 2016.