More roadworks will ‘improve’ traffic flow

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MORE roadworks have started in Boston after works on the A16 have been hailed a success by county and borough councils.

Work began on Monday at the junction at Spilsby Road and Freiston Road to ‘improve the quality of the pedestrian crossing’.

An 11-month project aimed at improving the A16 and A52, which included widening John Adams Way, Spalding Road, Queen Street and Liquorpond Street, was completed on time and on budget according to Lincolnshire County Council.

It said initial observations showed traffic flow and journey times had improved.

LCC assistant director for development Paul Coathup said: “The completion of the Boston On-line Widening scheme marks a major landmark in delivering the county council’s Boston Transport Strategy with the borough council.

“We hope motorists are enjoying the benefits this brings, but we aren’t resting on our laurels and have a host of additional improvements upcoming, which will benefit all road users.”

The plan for the Spilsby and Freiston Road works include moving the existing crossing to the lights at the junction, and is aimed at removing the ‘current confusion’ between the two sets of lights.

The ramp leading to Queen’s Road will be improved to make it suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

During the works all right turns at the junction will be banned and on occasion left turns will also be prevented.

The councils said they are planning further junction, bus stop, cycle and pedestrian improvements.

The work is led by LCC and jointly-funded with Boston Borough Council as part of the Boston Transport Strategy.

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