The Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is backed by Lincolnshire County Council, the Department for Transport, and the three district authorities (City of Lincoln Council, West Lindsey and North Kesteven District Councils)

 

Since starting work in late 2016, over 250,000 artefacts have been discovered on the site of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, some of them dating back to 10,000 years ago.

 

Protection and enhancement of the cultural heritage of Lincolnshire is an important part of the project, and there are planning conditions that have to be implemented to ensure that any archaeological remains affected by the road are excavated and fully recorded if they cannot be avoided or protected.

As well as playing an important role in making the road network of Lincolnshire fit for the twenty-first century, the archaeological scheme has provided an exciting opportunity to look back and learn about the history of this part of the city and county.

 

Bringing in the archaeologists early also means that, even with all of the substantial archaeological findings, this work has not cause any delays to the road construction programme.