Ban on right turns from South End in Boston to be trialled


A ban on turning right from South End in Boston is to be trialled in a bid to improve traffic flow in the town, Lincolnshire County Council has announced.

Currently traffic travelling north off the road can turn left or right to enter the A16 on reaching the traffic light-controlled junction at John Adams Way.

The county council says traffic modelling suggests stopping traffic turning right from South End to John Adams Way will help to improve traffic flows on the A16 and from Haven Bridge to South End.

After six months, the county council will carry out a further consultation with the local community to consider whether the ban is made permanent or not.

The alternative route for traffic will be to turn left from South End, proceed to the Liquorpond Street roundabout and turn to proceed on the A16 towards Skegness and Grimsby.

The right-turn ban will come into place on Thursday, August 21.

Satish Shah, head of highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We believe this can improve the flow of traffic on the A16 in Boston through this busy junction, and so we’re going to have a pilot study to see what the effects of this change are.

“We’ll consult with local people in around six months’ time to see whether this scheme has been a success or not.”