Sewer repairs that will force the closure of a stretch of the A52 in Boston have been delayed until the weekend.
An Anglian Water spokesman told The Standard that the work, which will cause the busy road to shut between Carlton Road and Brothertoft Road (see below), will now begin on Saturday at 4pm.
The spokesman said the change of plans came after discussions with highways officers and that the work was moved to avoid problems for rush hour traffic.
Anglian Water hopes to complete the job over the weekend if possible, but cannot give a definitive time that the road will re-open.
Wednesday 7.45am: A stretch of the busy A52 Sleaford Road in Boston will have to close tonight (Wednesday) for sewer repairs.
Highways bosses say the route will close between Carlton Road and Brothertoft Road from 6pm to allow Anglian Water to ‘repair a ruptured pumping sewer main’.
The road is expect to have to closed during Thursday morning while the work is finished.
Traffic on the A17 and A52 coming in to Boston will be signposted to come into the town along the A16 instead.
Local traffic will still be able to use Brothertoft Road, Argyle Street, Fydell Street and Lister Way to get around the closure.
A highways spokesman said: “Every effort will be made to adjust traffic signal timings on the diversion route, but drivers should anticipate delays particularly at peak times.”
Emma Staples, of Anglian Water, apologised in advance for any delays, adding: “We know the A52 is a busy road and the closure will cause some disruption to motorists and residents. We have taken advice from Lincolnshire County Council on the best time to do the work and have delayed starting until after Boston market day.
“We will be working hard to complete the job as soon as possible and would like to thank residents of Boston and the surrounding villages for their patience while we carry out the work.”