LETTER: Traffic trouble turns me off Boston

Regarding the ‘road misery’ (Boston Standard October 31), I shouldn’t think anyone will notice the difference.

After all, rarely a week goes by without at least the partial closure of one main thoroughfare in Boston - although I doubt whether anything could rival today’s (October 25) circus.

This morning, my wife and I were astonished to find that our main road into Boston (A 1121) was closed to through-traffic from end to end! We had to follow a lengthy diversion along the A17 and A 52. Eventually, we made it but, unsurprisingly, there were few people about in the town centre. It beats me how anyone in Boston manages to keep a business afloat.

On our way home, traffic was almost stationary. It took us about an hour to reach Swineshead Bridge via the diversionary route - the ‘traffic management’ system, along what is one of the region’s busiest trunk roads, comprising two men brandishing Stop/Go boards.

We like visiting Boston, but enough is enough. From now on, we will have to make a weekly trip to either Grantham or Lincoln. One meets with occasional problems in both places but, where Boston is concerned, serious disruption is guaranteed every time.

David Clark

Balmoral Drive, Sleaford