UPDATED DATES: County Council announces road plans for Lancaster bomber visit


Lincolnshire County Council has announced a number of temporary road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place for the Canadian Lancaster’s UK tour.

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is set to fly their Avro Lancaster to RAF Coningsby on Friday August 8 for a UK tour and a large number of visitors are expected to come and see the rare plane.

Various road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place on Friday 8th August, Saturday 9th August, Tuesday 12th August, Wednesday 13th August, Thursday 14th August, Thursday 21st August, and Monday 22nd September

A road closure will be in place on Dogdyke Road/ Coningsby Road, between Old Boston Road and New York Road.

No waiting/ loading at any time on:

*Silver Street

*New York Road/ Dogdyke Road, between Coningsby Road and the B1192 Langrick Road

*Old Boston Road

*B1192 Langrick Road, between Leagate Road/Langrick Road and Reedham Lane.

A 30mph speed limit will be in place on the B1192 Langrick Road, between Leagate Road/ Langrick Road and Reedham Lane

Local diversion routes will be clearly signposted, and access to businesses and properties will be maintained at all times.

Andy Ratcliffe, area highways manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It is a great privilege to have the Canadian Lancaster coming to our area, and we’ve been working closely with the RAF to plan and prepare for this.

“With the numbers of people that may travel to the area, we’re going to introduce some road closures and restrictions to help manage the traffic.

“My advice to anyone who’s not interested in seeing the Canadian Lancaster is to avoid travelling on main roads.

“I expect the A153 to be very busy and so will other routes in-and-around Coningsby. If you are coming to see it, please be prepared for possible delays.”

*For full details of the Canadian Lancaster’s visit, read a special report by Juliette Bretan in this week’s Horncastle News.

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