Construction of the new puffin crossing will start in early June.

Cllr Richard Davies, 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.”

“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.”

Dates and timeframes

Monday 3 June for up to five weeks

Traffic management

Night-time road closure from 7pm to 6am (weekday evenings only)

Location of works

A52 Boston, between the A52 Sleaford Road Roundabout/level crossing and John Fleming’s Roundabout

Diversion route

Via 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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