Karl McCartney MP has hailed the success of the Transport Infrastructure (in Lincoln & Lincolnshire) Seminar which has taken place this afternoon at Lincolnshire County Council.
Karl is hoping that the Seminar, which he hosted with the Executive Member for Highways and Transport at Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Richard Davies, will be the first of an ongoing series of bi-annual meetings to discuss various aspects of the transport infrastructure in the County and City.
Attendees and invitees included representatives of the County Council, City Council, North Kesteven, East Lindsey and West Lindsey District Councils, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue, Stagecoach East Midlands, Brylaine, Network Rail, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, the Chamber of Commerce, Steep Hill Independents and Lincoln BIG.
The Seminar focused on longstanding rail, bus, road and parking matters affecting Lincoln primarily and also the surrounding areas of the City and Lincolnshire as a whole. These issues included:
- Transport Hub and current congestion and bus station issues affecting Lincoln...
- Lincoln Central Train station
- Skellingthorpe and Doddington Road level crossings & congestion re Tritton & Newark Roads
- The High Street Level Crossing and footbridge
- Brayford Wharf East Footbridge proposal
- Eastern Bypass
- Southern Relief Road
- Western Bypass
- East West Link
- A15 dualling
- Boston, Horncastle, Grantham bypasses
- M11 extension
- Immingham Road & rail freight upgrades
- Upgrades to congested areas/bottlenecks across the City and County
- Signage - major routes
- Signage - Minor routes
- Traffic Management:
- Canwick Hill travelling South and North
- South Park Junction travelling North and South, East and West
- Peacock Inn Junction
- Minster Yard
- Pelham Bridge
- Lindum Road/Hill
- Park and Ride systems
- Parking Regulations and Residents Only parking and other restrictions
- Bus routes and services
- Rail services cross country
- Rail services intercity
- Bicycle network
- Bicycle hire
- Countywide motorbike issues
- Emergency route (ER), signage & other issues
- Christmas Market
- Air Show
- Visitor / Coach management
Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “I am extremely grateful to Cllr Richard Davies for offering to co-host this event and to everyone who attended to discuss and contribute to an ambitious agenda of macro and micro transport matters that are of the utmost importance to my City of Lincoln Constituents and by extension the Lincoln hinterland and the people of Lincolnshire.
“We have already made considerable progress over recent years on improving our transport network and infrastructure. For instance, both the East-West link and Lincoln High Street Level Crossing Footbridge are now open and nearing completion; work on the Eastern bypass is imminent; more direct faster trains to London have been confirmed with enhanced cross country train services already in place; and Park & Ride discussions are beginning between Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG) and Waitrose.
“But there is always more to do and these meetings will help us build on the progress we have already made and will allow us to move further forward together.”
Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Transport & Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, added “Today's seminar was very constructive, with everyone committed to tackling the issues that are important to local people and businesses. There has been significant investment in the County's highways in recent years, and other major projects on the horizon, which will make a massive difference. Obviously, there is still work to be done, but I'm confident that together we make sure Lincolnshire has the right infrastructure in place for the future.”
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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney JP MP at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7219 7221.