A46 Newark Bypass
The A46 Newark Bypass is an important route connecting the M1 and Leicester to the A1 and central Lincolnshire.
The A46 Newark Bypass is a critical part of our investment to make all our major roads more dependable, durable and most importantly, safe. Our improvements to the route that connects the M1 and Leicester to the A1 and central Lincolnshire will help reduce congestion in the area.
We propose to improve the A46 Newark bypass by widening 6.5km of the existing single carriageway to a dual carriageway, to provide two lanes in each direction between Farndon and Winthorpe roundabouts near Newark-on-Trent. You can find more information in our consultation brochure.
Improve safety through scheme design to reduce collisions for all users of the A46 scheme.
Improve journey time and journey time reliability along the A46 and its junctions between Farndon and Winthorpe, including all approaches and A1 slip roads.
Accommodate economic growth in Newark-on-Trent and the wider area by improving its strategic and local connectivity.
Deliver better environmental outcomes by achieving a net gain in biodiversity, and improve noise levels at Noise Important Areas along the A46 between Farndon and
Build an inclusive scheme which improves facilities for cyclists, walkers and other vulnerable road users where existing routes are affected.
The aims of the scheme are to:
- Boost business productivity and economic growth by providing a more reliable road network and improved local access
- Increase capacity, reduce delays and incidents, and improve journey times
- Improve resilience on the network