Bid to make right turn ban permanent

HIGHWAYS bosses want to make a right turn ban in Boston permanent, despite admitting it has caused increased traffic past a primary school.

In April Lincolnshire County Council temporarily banned motorists from turning right from Sleaford Road into Brothertoft Road to stop the queuing cars from congesting the A52.

Officers have conducted traffic surveys since then and will recommend councillors make the ban permanent at the planning and regulation committee meeting on Monday.

The officers say the ban has worked but admit Carlton Road, now used as an alternative route, has seen an increase in traffic by about 31 per cent.

Those cars pass Carlton Road Primary School and in Sydney Street, opposite the school, the average traffic flow has risen by 300 per cent.

A report to councillors suggests the ‘benefits outweigh the dis-benefits’.