Plans drawn up for £5.4m highways improvement programme

The roadworks are set to last until May 31
The roadworks are set to last until May 31

The county council has outlined how it plans to use a multi-million pound grant from the Department for Transport, with several Sleaford area projects set to benefit.

In January, the county council was allocated £5.4m from the Department for Transport National Productivity Investment Fund.

The fund is designed to help councils to reduce congestion at key locations, upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets, to improve access to employment and housing, and to develop economic and job creation opportunities.

Over the last few months, the authority has been drawing up a list of projects that the money will be used for, which includes embankment works to improve the key A17 route at Sleaford.

Money also goes towards improvements to transport infrastructure, including an extension of the system providing real-time information on bus services, and maintenance of existing bus shelters.

In addition, extensive maintenance works will be carried out on various roads across the county, including Dunston Fen, Haconby Fen, Mill Green Farm Lane at South Kyme, North Drove in Swaton and Rippingale Fen.

All the improvements are set to take place over this financial year. Details on the construction dates will be shared as the highway improvement projects progress.

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