Traffic light replacement and roadworks to close Boston street for five weeks

Tawney Street is set to undergo closures from July 27.
Tawney Street is set to undergo closures from July 27.

A busy Boston street is set to be closed for more than a month to replace traffic signals with ones which consume less power and have lower emissions and to make improvements to the road.

Tawney Street is set to close from July 27, until August 30, for the works to be done along it and Wide Bargate.

Highways bosses at Lincolnshire County Council say that every effort will be made to minimise disruption.

Andy Wharff, area highways manager said, “We’ll make every effort to minimise disruption and inconvenience during the works and we have fully considered alternative means of construction and traffic management.

“We’ll also ensure that the scheme is completed as quickly as possible to take advantage of the reduced traffic flows during the summer holidays.”

The new LED signal lamps are said by highways bosses to last longer, require less maintenance and be brighter in all conditions.

The crossing is also set to be upgraded to a Puffin crossing, including above ground detectors to identify when pedestrians are waiting to cross, or are on the crossing, and ensure they have time to cross.

A spokesman for the council said thatt here will be a full time road closure of Tawney Street with access only from Norfolk Street as far as to the rear of Iceland.

Pen Street will be closed to northbound traffic after the entrance to the Wide Bargate and Pen Street car park.

They said it removed the need for temporary signals and enabled traffic to ‘flow freely in and out of Wide Bargate and Pen Street.

There will be occasional complete night time closures of Wide Bargate, Tawney Street and Pen Street to enable the carriageway resurfacing works to be completed.

Tawney Street traffic will be diverted via Norfolk Street and Horncastle Road and vice versa. Northbound Pen Street traffic will be diverted via John Adams Way and Wide Bargate.