Repair work to close A17 for evening rush hour

THE A17 at Swineshead Bridge will be closed this afternoon, as work takes place on the railway line at the level crossing.

The busy trunk road will be shut at the crossing from 4.30pm, causing traffic to be diverted during the rush hour.

Southbound traffic will be diverted along the A1121 and A52 to the Bicker Bar roundabout and northbound motorists will be sent from the Bicker Bar roundabout onto the A52 towards Sleaford, then along the A15 and back up to the A17.

Highways chiefs have said the road will be open in time for tomorrow morning’s rush hour (Friday).