Failed sewer causes roadworks diversions


A failed sewer on Fishtoft Road, in Boston, has closed the highway at two locations while emergency repair and gasworks take place today (Wednesday).

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed that Anglian Water is carrying out the repairs which, for those travelling into Boston, has closed the road just after the junction with Kingsway, and for those travelling out of Boston just after Mount Bridge.

A spokesman for the council said there are two diversion routes in place with drivers wishing to access Fishtoft Road between the closures following diversion signs with circle symbols on them and Westbound traffic following the signs with square symbols on them.

The main eastbound diversion is via A16 /Freiston Road/Forbes Road /Wellington Road /Kingsway and vice versa.

The spokesman added that National Grid Gas are also carrying out separate emergency works to repair a gas leak on Eastwood Road junction with Forbes Road.

They said :”These repairs are currently on-going with multiway signals, and unfortunately they are impacting on the diversion route for the sewer repairs, causing further delays.

“We have been advised by National Grid that this work will be completed by 5pm this evening.”

Andy Wharff, area highways manager said, “Unfortunately both sets of emergency works are unavoidable and we are working with both utility companies and our traffic signals team who are monitoring John Adams Way to try to alleviate any backlog of traffic.

“We’d ask that drivers (especially HGV drivers), follow the correct diversion for their journey, it help us to keep traffic moving as much as possible.”