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