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Boston Distributor Road

Subject to funding and future development in Boston, the Boston Distributor Road would provide a new route around the west side of the town, linking the A16 to the North, the A1121 Boardsides and A52 to the West, and the A16 to the South. A ‘safeguarded corridor’ for the route has been identified in the draft South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.

The Quadrant development by Chestnut Homes is now being constructed utilising a Growth Deal Allocation from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The scheme provides the initial section of the Boston Distributor Road by linking the A16 with the adjacent London Road. The proposed ‘Quadrant 2’ development may then link London Road towards the A52/Boardsides area in the future.

As part of the project’s proposed route, there are sections which would require major structures to be constructed over rail, road and water; however, funding for these is not currently available.

Despite a bypass for Boston being discussed for a number of years, the Boston Transport Strategy 2006-2021 concluded that a distributor road would be more effective due to the majority of journeys either starting or finishing in the town. This was confirmed by further a traffic analysis carried out in 2016.

The project is backed by Lincolnshire County Council and supported by Boston Borough Council and potential land developers.

Aims and benefits

  • Support local housing growth by providing safe, convenient access
  • Reduce traffic congestion in and around Boston
  • Mitigate the impact of increased rail traffic

Cost and funding

It is estimated that the entire distributor road would cost in the region of £100m.

Currently, the first phase of the project is being funded by Chestnut Homes via its development, called The Quadrant.

Additional funding is not currently available; however, Lincolnshire County Council is looking for other possible funding sources.

Planning permission and public consultation

There are no details about planning permissions and public consultations at this time.

Timeline

DateDescription
Nov 2008Study undertaken to identify potential constraints associated with the construction of a distributor road around the west of Boston (download Constraints Study)
July 2014The Quadrant awarded £4.75 million grant from Greater Lincolnshire LEP
Mar 2015Planning permission for The Quadrant granted
Mar 2016Further traffic analysis confirms the relevance of a distributor road for Boston instead of a bypass
Jun 2016Work on The Quadrant commences
Mar 2017Boston Transport Strategy 2016-2036 released

*All future dates are projected and subject to change dependant on external factors.

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Roadworks map

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News: Boston Distributor Road

boston quadrant roadworks

Latest phase of Boston Quadrant roadworks nears completion

25 August 2016 | Updated: 6 October 2016

Temporary traffic lights and a series of weekend road closures will be needed to complete the latest works for the Chestnut Homes Quadrant development.

Roadworks

Works on A16 to start on 9 May for first stage of Quadrant development

9 May 2016 | Updated: 10 June 2016

Works will start today, Monday 9 May for the construction of a new roundabout on the A16 south of Boston as part of the first stage towards building the Quadrant Development.

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Last updated: 21 April 2017

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