Work on final section of Grantham's new relief road to start next month

I'm very happy to let you know that construction of the third and final section of the new Grantham Southern Relief Road is set to start in April.

It's taken a lot of time and effort to get to this stage, but we'll soon be one step closer to cutting congestion, improving journey times in and around Grantham and boosting the local economy.

The most challenging part of phase three will be building the new bridge, which will not only span over the East Coast Main Line, but also the River Witham.

This tremendous piece of infrastructure, along with the remaining two roundabouts and length of road, will take two and a half years to build – meaning we expect to have the entire relief road open by the end of 2023.

The final phase of the relief road will link the A52 at Somerby Hill to the B1174, crossing the Witham Valley, River Witham and East Coast railway line via a new viaduct/bridge.

Work on the relief road's second phase, which will join the B1174 to the A1, is currently underway and expected to be complete later this year.

When opened, the whole Grantham Southern Relief Road will stretch for 3.5km, linking the A52 at Somerby Hill to the A1.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.



Cllr Richard Davies

Executive Councillor

Highways & Transport

Published: Tuesday, 23rd March 2021