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Five-week project to install pedestrian crossing on A52 at Boston to begin next month





Construction of a new pedestrian crossing on the A52 will start next month.

The puffin crossing will be installed at Boston, on the stretch of road near the Alban retail park which includes stores such as B&M and Dunelm.

Work will begin on Monday, June 3 and is scheduled to last up to five weeks.

The crossing will be installed on the A52. Photo: LCC
The crossing will be installed on the A52. Photo: LCC

Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for highways, said: “As part of our newly-launched Community Crossings Initiative, we’ll be improving access for pedestrians by building a brand-new puffin crossing on the A52 in Boston near Downtown and Alban Retail Park.

“While on-site, the team will be installing six new traffic signal heads, along with new tactile paving and new road surfacing near the new crossing.

“All being well, we expect to have these works finished by early July, just in time for the summer holidays.”

Coun Alison Austin, county councillor for Boston South, said: “I’m very glad that this project was selected as one of the county council’s Community Crossings Initiative projects.

“This is a very a heavily-used crossing so these changes will be a huge benefit for everyone in the area.

“Not only will they greatly improve safety for anyone accessing Downtown and Alban Retail Park, but they will also make it much easier for people to get around by foot without the need to move their car from one location to the other.”

A diversion route will be set up via the A1121 Boardsides / A17 Station Road / A52 Drayton Road, and vice versa.

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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