£200m Lincolnshire ring road granted permission

Credit: Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council has greenlit the last leg of the Lincoln bypass, setting the stage for construction to start in the coming year.

Known as the North Hykeham Relief Road, it will connect the A46 Pennells Roundabout to the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, encircling the city with a ring road.

Balfour Beatty is set to handle the design and construction of this new relief road, with an estimated delivery time of around three years.

Construction on the new road is set to commence in late 2025, with an anticipated completion date set for late 2028.

The project’s current price tag falls within the range of £180m to £208m.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: I’m incredibly happy to say that the North Hykeham Relief Road has officially been granted planning permission, which means we’re one step closer to a full ring road around Lincoln.

“Now that planning consent’s been granted, our team can formally enter into negotiations with landowners while continuing to prep all of the legal orders needed before construction can start. These include compulsory purchase orders granting powers to obtain the land needed for the road and side roads orders granting powers to improve or alter the highway.

“Our current plan is to present these to Highways and Transport Scrutiny Committee in June and then the Executive in July, before making them live for public consultation. The focus will then be preparing a full business case for DfT before making a start on building the road late next year.