The resurfacing project in Red Lion Square has suffered a delay after gas pipework was discovered close to the surface. Work on replacing the stone road had to stop while experts investigated options and it is now unlikely to finished before the Burghley Horse Trials begin in September.
Work to replace the stone road at Red Lion Square will not be finished in time for the Burghley Horse Trials, in September, as originally hoped. The discovery of a gas main near the surface of the road meant that the resurfacing work was held up while the gas piping was investigated. Options included sinking the pipework to its correct depth or diverting it around the road, however, the plan is now to leave the pipework where it is and protect it with sand, tarmac and steel plate before covering it with the new stone surfacing.
Lincs County Council says it is still looking to speed the work up to enable it to finish earlier but that would involve additional measures beyond the one-way system currently in force.