BYPASS: Traffic flow already ‘significantly’ better

THE road widening scheme at the A16/A52 junction in the centre of Boston has ‘significantly improved’ traffic in the town, according to highways bosses.

Lincolnshire County Council’s head of highways Steve Willis says a new road for the town is dependent on getting money from future developments but argues other projects have helped ease Boston’s problems.

He said: “We have spent £36,000 investigating what a new distributor road for the town could look like.

“Unlike a bypass, this would allow motorists to hop on and hop off again as they need to.

“This would depend on the future development of homes and businesses which will form the basis of Boston Borough Council’s local development framework.

“So much has already been achieved for people in the town, with the new Into Town bus service in particular being extremely popular. In addition the widening of the A16/A52 has also significantly improved traffic flow.”