Month: June 2016

Local firms urged to bid for work on Lincoln’s Eastern bypass

Four companies have been selected to bid for the contract to build Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass with smaller companies sought to undertake subcontracted works. Following a competitive process which included companies from the UK and abroad bidding to be included on the tender list, four were selected to officially tender for the two year project valued at £96m. Those short listed include Hochtief UK and Carillion Construction; two joint ventures have also been short-listed, the first of which is John Sisk and Lagan, and the second John Graham and Graham Farrans. Executive member for highways and transport, Cllr Richard Davies,...

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Nightime working on the roads

In preparation for the LCC Permit Scheme, from the 1 July we will be publishing all overnight road works onto LCC Website. As we will be placing ‘Conditions’ onto Permits, we have a duty under the New Roads and Street Works Act to inform District Councils if we have instructed overnight works (noise levels). This will include any LCC works, Utility or Private works.  The website will also allow Councillors/District Councils/Members of the Public to obtain information. The website can be found at the following link....

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Taking back our roads – Permit Scheme is coming….

A new way of managing all works on the county’s roads should help keep traffic flowing more smoothly. Under the proposed new rules, nearly everyone wanting to carry out works on the highways, including utility companies and the council’s own contractors, will need to apply for a permit to do so. This permit scheme will allow the authority to impose conditions around the types of traffic management systems used and the timing and duration of the works. Companies will also need to provide clearer and more detailed roadside signage, giving people more information about what’s happening. The council has been trialling the scheme since March with some of its own works, as well as consulting local companies, neighbouring local authorities, District and Parish Councils and national businesses affected by utilities works. Special interest groups were also consulted.     Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The vast majority of the works carried out on our roads are by utility companies – last year it was around 80 percent. “This new approach will give us more control over the timing and duration of all works, helping us minimise any disruption. We could even penalise them for any unnecessary inconvenience they might cause. “That should mean better co-ordination and that things are completed on time and to a good standard, keeping the roads open and the traffic flowing as...

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Is it time for Lincolnshire to unite and have a Mayor?

People in Greater Lincolnshire are being asked for their views on the creation of a Mayoral Combined Authority with Directly Elected Mayor for the area. Launched yesterday (Monday, June 27) the consultation will run for six weeks, closing on August 8 at 5pm. Ten local authorities, from the Humber to the Wash, have joined together to ask for some powers, responsibilities and funding from Government to be devolved to Greater Lincolnshire. This means more decisions on public services would be made locally, rather than nationally. If all ten councils sign up to this, some changes would happen. A ‘Mayoral Combined...

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