Boston Transport Strategy
In recognition of the importance of the role of transport in supporting corporate initiatives at a local and regional level, the County Council and its partner (the Boston Borough Council) commissioned a multi-modal transportation study for the Boston area.
Continuing to deliver transport improvements to Boston
Work to widen sections of the A16 and A52, including the level crossing, finished in 2011. Results from traffic monitoring show that it is moving more smoothly, many of the long delays have been eliminated and the scheme has reduced journey times across the centre of town by up to 20%.
Other transport improvements include:
- Traffic signal and pedestrian improvements to the junction of Spilsby Road, Freiston Road and Willoughby Road
- Improved pedestrian ramp and steps linking Queens Road with Spilsby Road
- Cycleway improvements on Sleaford Road
- Conversion of pedestrian crossings from pelican crossing to toucan crossings (allowing use by cyclists) at Maud Street and Roseberry Avenue
- Installing raised kerbs for easier access to buses on Sleaford Road and Grantham Road
- New signed cycleways linking the town centre with residential areas
- Improved road signs, providing clearer directions to drivers. Many have been mounted on single posts, keeping footpaths clear of obstructive sign posts.
- Replaced traffic signal technology to make junctions more efficient.
Following an initial trial, the right turn ban to prevent motorists turning right into Brothertoft Road from the westbound Sleaford Road became permanent in September 2012.
Future Boston Transport Strategy schemes
These improvements are all part of the joint Boston Transport Strategy that is in place between Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council. Looking to the future there will be further transport improvements in the town, including improving cycle access to Pilgrim Hospital, along Windsor Bank and Witham Bank and better links from Spayne Road to the Market Place. Further measures to improve pedestrian, cycle and traffic flow at the John Adams Way / South Square junction, in combination with improvements to National Cycle Network Route 1 in the area, are also being investigated.