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Residents label plan for 10 traffic calming chicanes along one road ‘ludicrous’

Boston Saturday 01 December 2012. News.  Residents in Eastwood Road, Fishtoft - concerned over plans to install 10 traffic islands in the road. Centre (brown jacket) Jim Trynor holding map of planned give way islands with fellow concerned residents.

Boston Saturday 01 December 2012. News. Residents in Eastwood Road, Fishtoft - concerned over plans to install 10 traffic islands in the road. Centre (brown jacket) Jim Trynor holding map of planned give way islands with fellow concerned residents.

Plans to install 10 ‘traffic-calming’ chicanes along a busy stretch of road have been described as ‘ludicrous’ by residents.

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) Highways has submitted proposals for the measure along Eastwood Road, which would narrow sections to single lines of traffic.

The council says it will help to reduce the speed of drivers using the 30pmh road between Boston and Fishtoft – but others say the sheer number of islands is excessive and will cause unnecessary traffic congestion.

“It’s a ludicrous idea,” said resident Jim Trynor, who lives in the road with wife Gloria.

“It’s a very busy road, especially in rush hour.

“This will also affect people who live on the other roads behind us that lead on to it.”

The proposals would see the islands stretch from near the junction to Stanhope Gardens to just past Toot Lane.

Gloria said: “We get a lot of boy racers, and this is going to make the traffic terrible as they will still try and push through.”

Jim added: “I think the money would have been better spent on speed cameras.”

The council is asking for commnts about the proposed scheme, which will cost £28,000, and said it has received ‘a mixed response’.

A spokesman for LCC also said a similar scheme is proposed for Tollfield Road, Boston.

Residents have until Friday to put their comments forward. Call 01522 782070. For more on this story, see next week’s Boston Standard.

 

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