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Road closes to make way for bypass

Greetwell Fields Lane is to close next month, making way for Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

The road, locally known as the Bunny Run, will be permanently closed from 15 January 2018.

When complete, the new bypass will sever the local access road as new carriageway is built to connect Wragby Road roundabout to a new roundabout set to be constructed on Greetwell Road.

"Construction of the bypass is going well and is really set to ramp up early next year.

"As part of this, we'll be stopping up Greetwell Fields Lane in January, followed by Hawthorn Road later in the year. This will allow Carillion access to the area for building new carriageway between Wragby Road roundabout and Greetwell Road.

"When complete in Winter 2019, the Lincoln Eastern Bypass will ease congestion in and around Lincoln, making travel much easier for people while also supporting growth and development around the city."

– Clr Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council

The Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50m Central Government capital grant and aims to minimise traffic congestion, support Lincoln’s growth as a principal urban centre, and enhance the inter-city environment.

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Laughing gas stolen from Lincoln Hospital

Empty nitrous oxide canisters Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information over the theft of laughing gas from Lincoln Hospital.

The canisters of nitrous oxide were stolen during a break-in the early hours of yesterday.

Inhaling the gas can cause a drop in oxygen levels in the body, unconsciousness and, in the worst cases, death.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101.

Veolia to hold public meeting over plans for waste processing plant

The company behind plans for a new waste processing plant in Lincoln will hold a public meeting tonight.

The proposed site Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Planners advised councillors to reject an application for the plant earlier this year, saying they had concerns about the company being able to operate 24 hours a day, as well as potential associated noise.

Veolia is appealing against the decision.

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