Delays likely while work to complete Ryhall Road junction in Stamford is finished

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Drivers will be faced with delays this week while work on a new junction is completed.

Contractors will move in to Ryhall Road outside the new Stamford AFC ground from Monday, to finish resurfacing the road. It has already been widened to make room for a right-turn lane into the new sports complex and an improved pavement alongside the highway.

The road will be completely closed from the border with Rutland to the edge of Stamford between 9am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Two-way traffic lights will be in use outside these times. The lights will be manually controlled at peak times.

Lincolnshire County Council has put a long diversion in place via Bourne and Market Deeping. Drivers travelling into Stamford from Ryhall will be told to take a loop via the A6121, A151 Raymond Mays Way, the A15 from Bourne and the A1175 from Market Deeping.

Other unofficial routes through Stamford will also be available.

An official opening date for the new Borderville Sports Centre, including Stamford AFC’s Zeeco Stadium, has not yet been set. The club is waiting for final approval from the football authorities before it is allowed to host matches.

The complex will be shared with New College Stamford students, who will be able to make use of the state-of-the-art sports hall, classrooms and all-weather outdoor pitches.

The public will also be able to use the complex and various leagues and organisations, such as Soccer Sixes and the Borderland Brawlers roller derby team, have already signed up.

An open day was held at the complex on Friday evening last week, which scores of people attended.

Director of football Guy Walton said: ““We are really excited to be at this particular stage where we can showcase our new stadium and all the extra facilities to the local community.”