Two-week study of Boston traffic flow set to begin, with SEVENTY-ONE locations to be covered

Traffic in Boston. Library image.
Traffic in Boston. Library image.

A two-week study of traffic flow in the Boston area is set to take place.

Monitoring equipment, including cameras, will be set-up, covering 71 locations in the town and surrounding areas from Monday, May 14, to Friday, May 24.

In addition to equipment placed to gather data, a small team of roadside surveyors will also be on-site to speak with road users to identify travel patterns, including where people are travelling to and from and how they are doing so.

Once all of the information has been collected, a team of analysts will check, process and review all of the data, ready for it to be incorporated into a new traffic model for Boston that will feed into the town’s current transport strategy.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Later this month, we’ll be using a variety of data-gathering tools to gain a better understanding of how traffic currently moves in and around town.

“By collecting up-to-date traffic flow and journey time statistics, we can use the info to help reduce delays and congestion in the town centre.

“Once completed, the new traffic model will also be used in further assessments and appraisals of the proposed Boston Distributor Road and other highway improvement schemes in the town and surrounding area.”

For information about roadworks happening in and around the county, including Boston, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.