VIDEO: See the Boston Barrier in action

The proposed barrier looking upstream to the Black Sluice lock.
The proposed barrier looking upstream to the Black Sluice lock.

A computer-generated video showing how the proposed Boston barrier will work to prevent flooding has been released.

The CGI video depicts the barrier in action, with graphics showing the extent of the 2013 flood and how the barrier would have prevented it.

It also shows a boat trip along the river and through the barrier, showing it being raised and lowered.

The £90 million barrier will significantly reduce the risk of future flooding in the town.

Along with the video, a Boston Barrier project display, complete with a scale model of the barrier, is now on show in the atrium at Boston Borough Council’s Municipal Buildings offices in West Street.

Adam Robinson, Boston Barrier manager for the Environment Agency, said: “We want to make sure that everyone living in Boston can come and find out more about the project. The exhibition will be on display in Boston Borough Council offices until further notice.”

The flood defence scheme will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to more than 20,000 properties in Boston over the next 100 years.

It is currently being designed before an application is made to the Secretary of State later this year for the permissions needed to build it.

The Government has committed to funding the barrier over the next six years.

The construction is expected to start in 2017 and be completed by 2019.