Thursday 21 Feb 2019
Network Rail apologises as additional time needed to install footbridge at Brayford Wharf East level crossing
Network Rail has today apologised to motorists, pedestrians and residents in Lincoln as the timescales for a project to improve safety at Brayford Wharf East level crossing have changed.
Work is currently taking place on a project to install a new, stepped footbridge of an iconic design which will provide 24/7 access for pedestrians and cyclists across a busy railway line.
Unfortunately, additional support work is needed for the crane which will be used to lift in the footbridge, which means that timescales for the project have changed and the work will take longer than originally planned. The project will now not complete until Tuesday 14 May, with the road and the level crossing reopening on Wednesday 15 May.
Network Rail engineers will be working longer hours to keep the impact of this additional work to a minimum.
Rob Cairns, Route Delivery Director for Network Rail, said: “We’d like to apologise for this further delay to the work at Brayford Wharf East level crossing. We completely understand that this is disruptive, and we’d like to thank the people of Lincoln for their continued patience.
“We are working as hard as we can to get the project, which will better connect the City of Lincoln safely, completed as quickly as possible and we continue to work closely with our partners in the area to reinstate access to the university as quickly as possible.”
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