Roads bosses are taking advantage of the closure of Pelham Bridge in Lincoln to do roadworks in Canwick Road under night time closures lasting four weeks.
Pelham Bridge is closed for 10 weeks of repairs as of Sunday, June 6, which has led to increased delays in the city centre.
Now, Lincolnshire County Council has announced it will shut Canwick Road between 6.30pm to 6am for four weeks from Monday, July 26.
The closure is to completely resurface the road between South Park Avenue and Pelham Bridge.
During those evenings, the diversion route for Pelham Bridge will change.
Northbound traffic will instead be diverted along South Park Avenue, then along the High Street to rejoin Tentercroft Street and cross University Bridge as now.
Southbound traffic will be diverted off Tentercroft Street down the High Street, and along South Park Avenue to Canwick Road.
Access to Great Northern Terrace, Kesteven Street, and businesses along there – including the Tesco store – will be from Tentercroft Street/East West Link Road.
Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This section of Canwick Road needs resurfacing and carrying the work out overnight – and whilst Pelham Bridge is still being repaired – will mean it has less impact on local residents and businesses.
“Resurfacing work like this is the best way for us to keep our roads safe and prevent potholes and other defects from forming.
“We’ve just committed an extra £10m to our highways budget to fund more maintenance schemes like this. This extra investment will predominantly be used to bring more B roads and unclassified routes back up to standard.”