Construction of new pedestrian crossing for A52 in Boston now complete

An image of the new puffin complete.

Work to build a new puffin crossing on the A52 in Boston is now complete.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Our Community Crossings Initiative has got off to a great start.

“This new crossing, along with the new crossing on Barrowby Road in Grantham, are the latest to be built.

“Next up, we’ll be building two more this month, one in Wyberton and one in Thurlby, followed by two in August – in Blyton and Holbeach.

“This initiative is a perfect example of councillors delivering for their local residents, since all of these new crossings will not only increase safety, but also improve the lives of those living in the communities where they’re located by making it easier to get around by foot.”

Cllr Alison Austin, county councillor for Boston South, said: “The new crossing looks great and will really improve safety for anyone accessing Downtown and Alban Retail Park.

“This is a very busy area, so these changes will be a huge benefit for everyone getting around by foot here.”

This project is part of the ongoing Community Crossing Initiative, which will see over ten pedestrian crossings built throughout the county. The initiative will cost £3.8 million, with £1.5 million earmarked by Executive in 2023 and the remaining coming from a combination of additional county council funding and developer contributions.

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Published: 9th July 2024