March 1, 2019 10.45 am This story is over 37 months old

Boston roadworks starting this month

Expect disruption during the works

Drivers in Boston and the surrounding areas will face road closures and diversions for a week due to roadworks starting this month.

Woodville Road in Boston will be fully reconstructed in a £60,000 project. The two phase project will begin on Monday, March 11 and is expected to be completed by Friday, March 15.

The road will be closed between 7.30am and 5pm each day with local diversions in place to allow the improvements to be carried out safely.

A highways spokesperson at Lincolnshire County Council said: “To reduce the impact on residents, the works are being split into two phases.

“Phase one covers the area from Matthew Flinders Way to Ivy Crescent, while phase two will focus on the section between Ivy Crescent and Hessle Drive.

“Residents affected by the improvement will need to find alternative parking arrangements if they require the use of their vehicle during between 7.30am and 5pm.

“We realise this will be inconvenient, but the works will require deep excavation of the existing road surface and it’s simply not possible to leave it open. We apologise for any disruption caused.”

Further roadworks

In a separate project, a second section of Fodder Dyke Bank in Midville near Stickney will be reconstructed using an innovative technique after last year’s successful first phase.

The £200,000 project is required due to damage caused by extensive damage over the years. The work will focus on the area adjacent to the Hobhole Drain.

Work will begin on Saturday, March 23 with the project expected to be completed by Friday, April 5 subject to favourable weather.

The existing carriageway will be recycled. The top section of the road will be crushed and mixed with other material to create a new base layer.

A new surface will then be installed and this will be further strengthened with an underlying mesh.

The road will need to be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and cyclists, throughout the project. Access to both Hobhole Bank and Station Road will be maintained.

During the closure, traffic will be diverted via the A16 Sibsey, the B1184 Old Leake, and the A17 Friskney Eaudyke.