Bus station improvements
Work has begun on a modernisation and revamp of Boston bus station.
Contractors have moved in and have begun removal of old bus shelters and installation of two new ones. The first will be installed at the end bay nearest to Acorn Taxis office in Bond Street. The other new shelter will be installed at the opposite end of the bus station. This work is due to be completed by Friday, November 21. It will include installing concrete bases for the two new bus shelters, lowering kerbs, adjusting the gradient of the blockwork ramps and introducing tactile paving.
Eight new bus bays will be constructed from November 24 with this work due for completion on January 7. This work will include lowering kerbs, adjusting gradients of the blockwork ramps, introducing tactile paving and the removal of the existing bus shelters.
A buff-coloured pedestrian walkway will run the length of the bus station and will be laid following completion of the other works. This work can only be carried out when suitable weather conditions allow therefore it is possible that this will not be done until February or March. This work will necessitate the bus station being closed for a day. Discussions will take place with the bus operators nearer the time regarding the closure.
Other works, including replacement signage and the painting of street furniture, will take place at various stages of the project.
The old shelters were vandalised, covered in graffiti, dirty, smelly, weather worn, past their sell-by date and unwelcoming to visitors.