The A16 Levelling Up Fund improvement scheme will see a total of six projects carried out along the A16 corridor between Boston and Spalding – a key route for the agri-food industry.
The planned projects are:
- A16 / Marsh Lane Junction, Boston: Construction of a new dedicated free-flow lane for A16 northbound to allow for a further dedicated right-turn lane into the Marsh Lane Industrial Estate, making it quicker for freight vehicles accessing and egressing Marsh lane. An enhanced non-motorised user crossing across Marsh Lane arm will also be built.
- A16 / Station Road Junction, Kirton: Enhancement to a fully signalised crossroads and widening and lengthening of both the A16 approaches. This will allow for the potential of future improvements along the A16 to expand the dual carriageway section.
- A16 / B1180 Junction, Spalding: Widening of the junction to provide two wider lanes within the roundabout circulatory. The two lane approaches and exits on the A16 roundabout arms will also be lengthened.
- A16 / A151 Junction, Spalding: Widening of junction to add additional circulatory lanes, lengthening the two lane approaches and exits on the A16 arm, and the enhancement of the crossing facilities.
- Wyberton Low Road Active Mode Improvements, Boston: Provision of cycle tracks on London Road, upgraded signalised crossing over the A16, and consideration of a 20mph speed limit with traffic calming measures along Wyberton Low Road with a shared use footpath. The scheme will address the conflict between cycle users and Heavy Goods Vehicles on Marsh Lane through the Riverside Industrial Estate.
- A151 Camel Gate Junction Active Mode Improvements, Spalding: Provision of a two-way segregated cycle track on the east side of Camel Gate, signalised crossing, widening of the existing shared use path on Holbeach Road and to improve connections to the Springfield Outlet area.
Aims and Benefits
- Reduce congestion along the A16 corridor between Boston and Spalding
- Address the major connectivity issues impacting the A16
- Provide improved walking and cycling facilities along the corridor
- Open up the area for further investment opportunities
- Complement other local transport and renewal projects underway or planned in Lincolnshire
Cost and Funding
We received up to £20m in ‘Levelling Up’ funding from central government in October 2021. This funding will be used across six projects. Specific costs for each scheme are currently being worked on and will be shared once complete.
- June 2021: Funding bid submitted to government
- October 2021: £20 million in ‘Levelling Up’ funding granted to Lincolnshire
- March 2022: Feasibility reports for each project complete
- TBC 2023*: Detailed design complete / work commences
- Winter 2024/25*: All A16 Levelling Up Fund improvements complete
*All future dates are projected and subject to change dependent on external factors.