Long awaited improvements to a Spalding roundabout and nearby roads due to start a week today have suddenly been postponed until March 2022.
The daytime resurfacing work were announced on July 22 had been welcomed by a number of The Voice’s readers who say the state of the road had become dangerous.
Lincolnshire County Council say its due to costs being ‘higher than expected’.
Karen Cassar, the county council’s assistant director for Highways, said: “The final costs we’ve had through from our original contractor for this scheme came in higher than expected. As a result, we’ve decided to postpone our resurfacing works here to review our options and ensure we get the best value for money.
“We now expect to carry these out early next March, once the cold winter months have passed.
“In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”
Announcing the closures and associated work programmes for Halmer Gate, Queens Road, Low Road and Albert Street, Coun Richard Davis said just two weeks ago said the roads are “deteriorating and in need of repair”.
“Once complete, these improvements will make travelling through Spalding safer and more comfortable for all road users,” he said.