Lincoln walking and cycle route temporary closure announced

Walker on Water rail way

A stretch of the National Cycle Network near Lincoln will be closed between Monday 29 October and Saturday 3 November 2018. Image credit: David Martin

22 October 2018

A stretch of the National Cycle Network connecting Washingborough and Lincoln, known as the Water Rail Way, will be closed for five days from Monday 29 October until the morning of Saturday 3 November.

The closure is necessary to allow Galiford Try to erect a road bridge over the cycle route as part of the construction of the Lincoln bypass. During the closure, two diversions will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists hoping to use the pathway which forms part of National Cycle Network Route 1

Commenting on the closure Martyn Brunt, Sustrans Land Manager, Midlands and East said:

“Due to the constrained nature of the site (which is hemmed between two watercourses), there are very few access points, so the closed section is quite long. There will be signed diversions in place. For pedestrians, this involves using the opposite bank of the River Witham. For cyclists, it involves a detour onto local roads, so Sustrans wants people on bicycles to be aware of this as they may wish to plan ahead for their journey.”

For further information on the diversion look at the route page on our online map

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