Lincoln car park reopens

Lucy Tower car park in Lincoln has reopened after extensive refurbishment.

Lucy Tower car park

The multi-storey car park was closed last year for essential maintenance works to ensure it remained safe for the public to use and fit for purpose.

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Project Manager Alan Brookfield said: “After months of hard work we are delighted to finally be able to reopen Lucy Tower Street car park, which we know is one of the most popular car parks in the city centre._

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank people once again for bearing with us while this important work was completed. We realise there have been some unavoidable delays but we have worked hard to complete the project to the highest standard._

Built in the 1970s, the car park is constructed primarily of reinforced concrete. During recent winters, the cold weather and salt brought in from the roads has caused corrosion, leading to the decision to close the 458-space car park for essential repairs.

During the works engineers have replaced steel reinforcement and reconstructed large sections of the car park decks.

When works started to replace concrete and steel reinforcement from the middle decks in June 2013, large areas of concrete were removed to expose steel that was more corroded than had initially been thought.

City of Lincoln Council has also recently removed the service charge for using the PayByPhone service at the council’s car parks.