A17 surfacing works between Holbeach and Sutton Bridge start this weekend

Visitors to the coast who pass though Sutton Bridge may face delays starting at the weekend.
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A17 surfacing works between Holbeach and Sutton Bridge will take place between April 24 and May 27, but the road will remain open.

As part of our surface dressing programme for this year, Lincolnshire County Council will be redressing sections of the A17 between the roundabout at Boston Road, Holbeach, and Sutton Bridge.

Works will take place at weekends and during evenings from 6pm to midnight and the road will remain open throughout, with stop and go boards and convoy working to manage traffic.

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "Surface dressing helps us to extend the life of our roads by around 10 years, pushing back the need for more extensive resurfacing schemes.

"Here on the A17, one of the major routes through the county, we're hoping to keep the disruption of these works to a minimum; we're working evenings and weekends when the road is less busy, and keeping it open to avoid any lengthy diversions.

"Over the weekend of the 8 and 9 May is when we'll be doing the bulk of the surface dressing itself, with mostly prep work and finishing-off happening before and after. That's the biggest part of the job and something to be aware of – and allow a bit of extra time for – if you're planning to travel that stretch of the A17 on that weekend.

"Works like this help us keep potholes at bay, so thank you for bearing with us whilst we maintain your roads."

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