BREAKING NEWS: More problems and night closures over Wragby roadworks


Lincolnshire Police are claiming vehicle owners are ignoring road closed signs in the A158 in Wragby and are verbally abusing contractors.

The works have been running for several weeks and the latest development means the A158 is completely closed overnight until July 13 from 7pm until 7am.

The section of road includes the Market Place and the closure has effectively divided Wragby in two.

There is a diversion in place, however, it is signposted about five miles away from the road closure.

The diversion in place is near 20 miles in length and takes motorists though Market Rasen.

According to police, motorists are ignoring the road closed signs and travelling all the way up to the closure.

This is obviously very frustrating for the motorists some of who are verbally abusing the road workers.

It is also understood thee night-time closure is causing problems for bus services which are having to terminate either side of the works.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways Department and the traffic company dealing with the road closure are aware they need more and clearer signs.

The signage will be improved as soon as possible.

In the meantime, motorists should comply with the diversion signs or use alternative routes which avoid Wragby crossroads.

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