New cycle and walking route for Kirton and Wyberton

Thomas Middlecott Academy, Kirton.  Photo by David Dawson.
Thomas Middlecott Academy, Kirton. Photo by David Dawson.

Work has started on a new footpath and cycle route that will eventually link Kirton and Wyberton.

The scheme to benefit pedestrians and cyclists with a safer way of getting between the two villages is the result of talks between residents and Lincolnshire County Council highways department.

St Leodegar's Church, Wyberton, hosts its annual flower festival in 2015 with Margaret Dixon and Doris Rodwell.  Photo by David Dawson.

St Leodegar's Church, Wyberton, hosts its annual flower festival in 2015 with Margaret Dixon and Doris Rodwell. Photo by David Dawson.

The new 2.5-metre wide route will run alongside the B1397 London Road, between Ralphs Lane and London Road itself.

The work should be completed within the next two weeks when temporary traffic lights and a 30mph speed limit will be in place.

A county council highways spokesman said: “Once the new footway/cycleway is completed, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to enjoy travelling alongside this stretch of road in much greater safety.

“Highways have worked closely with the local community on the scheme to create a safe cycle route for residents, as well as schoolchildren who travel along this route.

Once the new footway/cycleway is completed, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to enjoy travelling alongside this stretch of road in much greater safety

A Lincolnshire County Council highways spokesman

“As part of the works, the pavement will be widened and street lamps will be moved and replaced with updated equipment.

“The county council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause, including the provision of a pedestrian walkway.

“Access to properties will be maintained at all times and for more information, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.”