Major Horncastle route re-opens as gas main work continues

North Street reopens to traffic
North Street reopens to traffic

A major route into Horncastle reopened today (Thursday) with temporary lights controlling the flow of traffic.

North Street had been closed for a couple of weeks as part of major gas main improvements carried out by the National Grid.

Traffic had been diverted away from North Street via Stanhope Road while workmen replaced out-dated gas mains.

Several motorists contacted the News to say they were delighted the main North-to-South route through Horncastle was open again.

There were some complaints about hold-ups at various times during the day.

Some work is continuing with traffic lights in operation at the Louth Road and Bull Ring ends of North Street - and in Conging Street.

North Street is the final phase of a programme which has taken more than seven weeks to complete although there have been claims the work is overrunning.