Network Rail is advising pedestrians and cyclists that Brayford Wharf East level crossing in Lincoln will temporarily close as a project to install a footbridge over the railway continues.

The level crossing will close between Wednesday 2 January and Monday 18 February 2019. The closure is necessary to allow piling and work on the barriers and road traffic lights to take place safely.

During the closure, pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use the level crossing at High Street or the footbridge in the University. Brayford Wharf East is already closed to vehicles.

Work on the footbridge, which will provide 24/7 access across a busy railway for pedestrians and cyclists who do not wish to wait at the crossing, will be completed by Monday 6 May.

Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director at Network Rail, said: “Work on this vital project, which will better connect the city of Lincoln and improve safety at the level crossing, is progressing well.

“We have worked incredibly hard to keep disruption to a minimum, however to allow the next phase of work to be carried out safely, we need to close the crossing to pedestrians and cyclists.

“We’d like to thank users for their patience whilst this work takes place and we look forward to users reaping the benefits once the project completes.”

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