Network Rail have announced new designs for Lincoln’s proposed footbridge which will save pedestrians having to wait when the barrier goes down.
The proposed footbridge has been put in place to because Network Rail have said people constantly rush across the crossing at Brayford Wharf East when the warning lights come on.
The bridge will be placed over the crossing on the high street in the centre of the city. If the plans go ahead traffic will be reduced to a single lane which could cause further traffic problems.
Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail has said; “We have been taking advice from City of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council representatives and specialists from English Heritage and the Environment Agency to try and find a suitable solution for these sites. We believe we have good designs for Brayford Wharf and will be holding public exhibitions on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October for the people of Lincoln to give us their comments.”
Verster also said that; “We remain committed to finding a solution for the High Street site. However, further discussions are required before we are able to present designs to the public. This work is progressing at speed.”
An exhibition of the designs is taking place tomorrow and Saturday in Lincolnshire to get feedback from the public.