Rebuild works on Boston Road South in Holbeach due to begin July 4

Boston South Road (Google street view)
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Dates for the start of the road rebuild are planned to follow Anglian Water’s works currently happening on site.

A three-week programme of specific road works to return Boston Road South to normal are planned to start in just over a fortnight.   

The council rebuild plan for the stretch of road, which was left closed after a sinkhole opened up in the route, is waiting for sewer lining works by Anglian Water to be completed before the extensive rebuild of the road can go ahead.  

AW is due to complete its works at the affected site by the end of next week (July 1) and, once that is completed, LCC’s team will be able to begin the deep rebuild of the stretch of road between Holbeach Primary school to Cecil Pywell Avenue. 

Whilst AW works have been underway, LCC has taken the opportunity to carry out other jobs in this part of the road that would otherwise have been carried out at another time. 

However, once the ongoing sewer works are complete, LCC crews will undertake a full reconstruction on the site. Removing affected substrate and replacing it with a multi-layered material build around the asset will shore-up the area and return it to normal use. 

These council repair works will happen in two phases. The first part will take care of the sub-layer of the road and the second part of the rebuild plan will deliver the road surface and markings.  

The road will remain closed until the works are completed.  

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways said: 

“The exploration into the cause of the sinkhole at the site - and the plans on how to rebuild this area in the best way to arrest the unique problems encountered - has seen an extensive amount of work undertaken by us and our partners. 

“The news that we will finally be able to get on with the job we’ve waited months to get to is very welcome. The frustration over these delays felt by residents and businesses, as well as our own engineers and crews, is something that we are acutely aware of 

“We will be carrying out our part of the rebuild work as quickly and efficiently as possible so as not to cause anyone more delays.  

“I know it hasn’t been easy for all concerned and I would like to thank local residents and businesses for their continued patience.”  


Published: 23rd June 2022