Work has begun to revamp Boston’s ‘smelly and weather-worn’ bus station - which has been blighted by vandalism and graffiti.
Contractors have moved in and have begun removal of old bus shelters and installation of two new modern ones. The first will be installed at the end bay nearest to Acorn Taxis office in Bond Street. The other new shelter will be installed at the opposite end of the bus station. A spokesman for Boston Borough Council said: “The old shelters were vandalised, covered in graffiti, dirty, smelly, weather worn, past their sell-by date and unwelcoming to visitors. “
This work, due to be completed by Friday, will include installing concrete bases for the two new bus shelters, lowering kerbs, adjusting ramps and introducing tactile paving. Eight new bus bays will be constructed from November 24 with this work due for completion on January 7. This will include the removal of the existing bus shelters. A buff-coloured pedestrian walkway will run the length of the bus station.
The spokesman added: “This work can only be carried out when suitable weather conditions allow therefore it is possible this will not be done until February or March. This work will necessitate the bus station being closed for a day. Discussions will take place with the bus operators nearer the time regarding the closure.”
Other works, including replacement signage and the painting of street furniture, will take place at various stages of the project.