Work to begin on puffin crossing at Kirton

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Work to build a new puffin crossing in Kirton’s High Street will start on Monday next week, lasting two weeks.

Plans for the £80,000 crossing, which replaces the existing zebra crossing, were approved by Lincolnshire County Council back in February, on the back of a campaign by county councillor Michael Brookes, Kirton Parish Council and the local community who were concerned about the safety of children using the crossing.

Coun Michael Brookes said: “I have been working closely with the parish council and the local community to address their concerns about crossing the busy High Street.

“I am delighted that we have been able to give residents this new crossing to help keep them safer from traffic.”

Andy Wharff, area highways manager, added: “Now is the perfect time for us to build this crossing during the school summer holidays so it’s ready for when children go back to school in September.”

The puffin crossing will be installed under temporary two-way traffic lights.

The road will be closed between the junctions of King Street and Station Road on Sunday, August 18, to resurface the approaches to the new crossing, with a local diversion route in place.