Barrier models to go on display

Boston Barrier
Boston Barrier

New 3D models of how the £90.2 million Boston Barrier will look are set to go on public display.

Exhibitions will take place across the town to give people the chance to ask any questions they may have about the project.

Construction is expected to start in 2017 and be completed by December 2019. It will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to more than 20,000 properties in the town.

Mark Robinson, senior coastal advisor for the Environment Agency, said: “We’ve used the latest technology to produce these amazing 3D models which really help to bring to life how the barrier may look.”

People attending will be able to see two models of the barrier. There will be a 3D plastic model of the preliminary design and a 3D computer-generated fly-over of the proposed barrier site.

The exhibitions are being held on:

l Wednesday, November 5, noon-7pm, St Thomas’ Church Hall, London Road, Boston.

l Thursday, November 6, 10am-5.30pm, St Nicholas Community Centre, Fishtoft Lane, Skirbeck.

l Tuesday, November 11, noon-7pm, Black Sluice Lock Keepers Cottages.

Anyone who is unable to attend can still send questions to Boston.Barrier@environment-agency.gov.uk

The exhibitions coincide with a public consultation which is being held from October 30 to December 10.

To take part in the consultation, visit https://con
sult.environment-agency.gov.uk/portal/areas/ne/flood/boston/barrier

A copy is also available to view at Boston Borough Council’s Municipal Buildings in West Street.