New “Main Entrance” signage has been installed in the last few days at the St George’s hospital Long Leys Road entrance, encouraging staff, suppliers and visitors to use this entrance to access the hospital site. Car drivers and pedestrians, please be aware that more vehicles are likely to be turning off Long Leys Road into the hospital, rather than using the Carram Way turning.
This additional signage progresses the project to close off the Benbow Way access for all vehicles. LLRA are hopeful that by the 21 May, if not sooner, the ten bollards installed on Benbow Way will finally be raised. It is understood that the remaining action from the hospital is the update to emergency services route directions software. Whilst these actions will not alleviate the problems of parking on Carram Way, caused by overflow from the hospital car parks, it will reduce traffic flow along Benbow Way and Carram Way, particularly of Heavy Goods Vehicles. LLRA will continue to work with St George’s to address the issue of parking in residential areas.
From 20 May, SID (our Speed Indicator Device) will be located by the Long Leys Road turning for a three-week period, to encourage all drivers in our community to keep to the speed limit. LLRA will be commemorating the closure of Benbow Way with a “bollard raising ceremony”, together with representatives of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, at 6:30pm on 21 May. This is prior to the 7pm LLRA AGM and Community Meeting to be held at Discovery House Cafe. Complimentary soft drinks will be available.
Chris Higgins, Interim Director of Operations for the Trust, will be present at the Community Meeting on the 21 May, to answer questions from residents. If you can make it, please do join us for both the “bollard ceremony” and the Community meeting at the Discovery Cafe.
Other Diary Dates
Thurs 2 May: City Council elections.
Sun 12 May: Lincoln Cycling Grand Prix. Watch out for restricted vehicle access to Long Leys Road.