Chance to fight for a Boston bypass

BOSTON’S bypass supporters are being urged to fight for the much-needed road to make sure it is included in transport plans for the coming decade.

Lincolnshire County Council’s fourth transport plan is currently under consultation, and people in the county are being urged to give their views on how they want to get around.

Boston Borough Council will be putting forward their case for what they have termed a distributor road, and residents in the borough are being urged to add their views to strengthen the case.

Council leader Peter Bedford described the proposed road, which would relieve long-standing traffic woes for motorists in the town centre, as ‘without doubt the most important thing’, adding that the council, which is one of the council’s statutory consultees, would be making a ‘forceful case’ for the highway to finally come to fruition.

If the authority’s comments make it onto the plan, it will be the first time the bypass has been officially considered in that way.

Coun Bedford said: “We are in the process of formulating a full response from the borough council and this will include making a very forceful case for a distributor road.

“It’s obviously of great importance that we get it into Lincolnshire Transport Plan 4.

“Without doubt it is the most important thing for us to push.”

He added that the road – which would allow people to hop on and off the highway – would also form part of the new local plan being drawn up with South Holland District Council.

Along with the ‘forceful’ case put by the borough council, Boston residents can also make their case for the new road – something county councillor Ray Newell is urging people to do.

He said: “The people of Boston are only too aware of the need for a distributor road, but this necessaity has to be emphasised and documented. As many people as possible must make our demand for a distributor road.”

Visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ltp4 for the consultation.