Delays possible due to road dressing work

A number of roads are set to be surface dressed next week, making them safer and extending their lives.

Improvements for rail passengers between Sleaford and Lincoln including those travelling from Metheringham station (pictured). EMN-180706-160006001

Proposed rail improvements for Lincolnshire welcomed

Plans for the future of rail services in the East Midlands have been revealed by the Department for Transport (DfT) - with welcome improvements for passengers using services in the Sleaford, Market Rasen and Skegness areas.


Man killed in crash involving car and lorry in Donington on Bain

A man has died in a crash between a car and a lorry in Donington on Bain.

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Serious crash shuts roads in centre of Donington-on-Bain

A serious crash involving a lorry and a car has closed roads in Donington-on-Bain this afternoon, Wednesday June 6.
Horse riders participating in Pass Wide And Slow campaign at Louth.

Successful ‘Pass Wide and Slow’ campaign in Louth

Horse riders from around Louth joined forces last Sunday morning (May 20) to campaign to make it a legal requirement for motorists to pass horses ‘widely and slowly’ while on the roads.

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Highways England: Get your load home in one piece

Highways England has launched a campaign ahead of Bank Holiday Monday to encourage drivers with bulky items to make sure they are properly secure.

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Sleaford woman, 95, dies after being hit by ‘wave’ from passing traffic

A 95-year-old Sleaford woman has now died having suffered a massive brain haemorrhage after she was knocked over by a huge wave caused by cars passing through standing water on Friday.

Road closure

BREAKING: A157 closed between Louth and Wragby

The A157 two miles past Wragby (towards Louth) is expected to be closed for ‘the bulk of the day’ following a collision this morning (Monday).

Lincolnshire's beaches.

CAMPAIGN: Tourism leaders offer support for petition to draw down £100m Government money for distributor road

This week The Standard is joined by its sister paper in Skegness as tourism bosses get behind a proposed road which could help travellers explore and enjoy everything our area’s visitor economy has to offer without getting stuck in traffic.

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Authorities called on to create regular reviews and, change public perception and reduce fear of crime in street lighting recommendations

Six recommendations including better communication and creating a list of exemption sites have been revealed in a draft report assessing the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s controversial decision to switch off tens of thousands of street lights at night.

Traffic news

Two vehicle collision blocks A1031 between Mablethorpe and Theddlethorpe

The A1031 between Mablethorpe and Theddlethorpe has been closed by police following a collision this morning (Thursday).

Pothole problem

Breaking news: Lincolnshire to get an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes

Lincolnshire has been awarded an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes and other storm damage on roads badly affected by recent winter weather, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (Monday, March 26).

Sleaford MP Dr Caroline Johnson with the Red Arrows team at RAF Scampton. Flt Lt David Stark, the pilot involved in the crash at Anglesey, is pictured fifth from the right. EMN-180323-154903001

Sleaford MP tells of meeting tragic Red Arrows crew just days before fatal jet crash

Sleaford and North Hykeham’s MP Dr Caroline Johnson has expressed her shock and sympathies for the crew and their families involved in the tragic Red Arrows crash in which one team member lost his life earlier this week.

Wreckage after a Red Arrow jet crashed at RAF Valley in north Wales (Peter Byrne/PA)

Tributes paid to Red Arrows engineer killed in plane crash at RAF Valley

Tributes have been paid to an RAF engineer who died when a Red Arrows' jet, heading home to Lincolnshire, crashed yesterday.

The Red Arrows performing in 2017. Photo: Jon Rigby.

Red Arrows' plane crashes at RAF base

A Red Arrows' plane from Lincolnshire's RAF Scampton has crashed with two pilots ejecting, according to reports.
Sleaford policeman Pc Jimmy Conway posted this photo: "Plenty going on in Sleaford this evening. A right palaver to get in to work today with the weather, but I'm here, with lots of layers on.  I'm on till 7am. We've also got one of our finest LincsSpecials with us too." EMN-180318-092222001

UPDATE: More road disruption as mini Beast from the East hits Lincolnshire

There have been more reports from Lincolnshire Police advising people not to travel after drifting snow badly affected some roads in the county overnight.

The proposed Lincolnshire Major Roads Network

New road network could see Lincolnshire road overhaul to ‘reduce congestion, boost economic growth and raise standards’

Nine Lincolnshire roads could be included in a new central government major road network designed to reduce congestion, boost economic growth and raise standards.

Improvement works will commence on March 19.

Improvement works on A16 Louth Bypass

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway on the A16 Louth Bypass will start next Monday, March 19.

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Improved drainage system for Redbourne Road in Waddingham

Works to replace existing kerbing at the Kirton Road / Stainton Avenue / Redbourne Road junction with a combined kerb drainage system will start on Monday, March 19.

Police have noted the road situation is an 'ever-changing story'.

FRIDAY 11.15AM: Lincolnshire Police road closure update

Here is the latest information, as of this morning (Friday) at 11.15am, from Lincolnshire Police about road closures:

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