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Trial of right-turn ban on South End, Boston

Lincolnshire County Council is starting a pilot study in Boston to improve traffic flow in the town.

Currently traffic travelling north on South End, on reaching the traffic light controlled junction with John Adams Way, can turn left or right to enter the A16.

Traffic modelling suggests stopping traffic turning right from South End onto John Adams Way will help to improve traffic flows on the A16 and right turns from Haven Bridge into South End.

The trial is set to last for up to 18 months. After six months, the county council will carry out a further consultation with the local community to consider whether the ban is made permanent or not.

The alternative route for traffic will be to turn left from South End, proceed to the Liquorpond Street roundabout and turn to proceed on the A16 towards Skegness and Grimsby.

The right-turn ban will come into place on Thursday, August, 21.

Satish Shah, head of highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "We believe this can improve the flow of traffic on the A16 in Boston through this busy junction, and so we're going to have a pilot study to see what the effects of this change are.

"We'll consult with local people in around six months' time to see whether this scheme has been a success or not."