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More work and overnight closures for recently opened multi-million pound Boston roundabout as original job ‘didn’t meet requirements’





Repair work is set to begin on a busy town roundabout just months after a multi-million pound makeover was completed,

Lincolnshire County Council say minor repairs will be carried out to Boston’s Marsh Lane roundabout at the contractor’s expense after road and footway surfacing ‘didn’t meet requirements’.

Some of the white lines have also been labelled ‘defective’.

Marsh Lane roundabout in Boston. Photo: LCC
Marsh Lane roundabout in Boston. Photo: LCC

Motorists should also expect overnight closures.

The roundabout on the A16, where Wyberton meets Boston, acts as the main entry to the town from the south.

A sixth-month project to widen the roundabout was completed in November, funded by Government Levelling Up cash.

This latest work will be carried out for up to one week starting Monday, March 25.

“We always carry out thorough investigations to ensure the finished product of our major road projects meet the high standards we expect,” explained Karen Cassar, LCC’s assistant director – highways.

“Unfortunately, at Marsh Lane Roundabout, some of the road and footway surfacing didn’t meet the requirements we specified in our design and some of the white lines that were laid are defective.

“As a result, the contractor will be repairing these issues at their own cost as part of our contract with them.”

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As part of the works a night-time closure will be in place between the nearby A16/London Road roundabout and the A16/Marsh Lane roundabout from 7pm to 6am.

Access will be maintained in and out of Marsh Lane, from the south end of the A16, during the road closures.

The diversion route will be via the A16/A17/A52, and vice versa.

In addition, temporary traffic signals will be used to control access in and out of Marsh Lane.

Karen Cassar continued: “Making these repairs now will save us money and time in the future, and will also prevent disruption down the line.

“I want to thank everyone in advance for bearing with us during these works.”

The Marsh Lane Roundabout and Boston Active Travel improvements are funded by a portion of the £20m in Levelling Up funding awarded to the county council in October 2021.

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The remaining funding is being used across three other projects, including improvements to Spalding’s A16/A151 Springfield Roundabout and A16/B1180 Greencell Roundabout.

The year-long Springfields project has just reached its halfway stage.

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