Delay to work for new Kirton crossing

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Work to install a new puffin crossing in Kirton has been delayed – meaning it will not now be ready in time for the start of the school term this week.

Lincolnshire County Council agreed to put in an £80,000 puffin crossing in High Street to replace the existing zebra crossing after safety concerns were raised for children in the village.

It was due to be finished by August 26 but with Boston Borough Council needing to finish repairs to a property in High Street first it will now not be complete until Tuesday, September 10.

Highways bosses say that in the meantime, to ensure adults and children can safely reach Kirton Primary School, a ‘temporary controlled pedestrian crossing’ will be put in place.

High Street will then be closed between King Street and Station Road on Sunday to resurface the approaches to the new crossing.

The work had been timed specifically for the primary school’s summer holiday.