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A16 near Boston to be closed for improvements to safety and quality

A series of road closures are planned for the A16 as part of an ongoing £5.7m ‘levelling up’ scheme. The improvement works have been focused on a stretch of main road in Boston, near the Marsh Lane roundabout.

The nighttime closures will begin on Wednesday, October 18 and will last for up to four weeks. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re now at the stage where the team is ready to start laying the final layer of road surfacing on the A16.

“There will inevitably be some disruption during this phase of working, but we’ll be working as efficiently as possible to ensure the closures aren’t in place any longer than they need to be. We’re getting ever closer to having our Marsh Lane roundabout improvements complete later this year.

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“Once finished, people can expect less congestion and improved safety on the A16.” The two stretches of road affected are between Marsh Lane and Tytton Lane East and the section between the B1397 London Road roundabout and the Marsh Lane roundabout.

They will be closed between 7pm and 7am, weekdays only. A diversion route will be in place, taking motorists from the A16 onto the A17 and the A52, and vice versa.

The Marsh Lane roundabout improvements and Boston Active Travel are expected to cost a total of £5.7 million. Both projects are being funded by a portion of the £20m in levelling up funding awarded to the county council in October 2021.

The remaining funding will be used across four projects, including improvements to Spalding’s A16/A151 Springfield Roundabout and A16/B1180 Greencell Roundabout.

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