Boston

Boston road bridge to remain closed until end of this month

A Boston road bridge will remain closed to the end of the month after recent repairs revealed more work needed completing.

Work began on The Chain Bridge on the A52 in Boston recently, but water mains will now need upgrading along with sections of concrete being replaced.

Traffic will be diverted via A52 Swineshead Road, B1192 Holmes Lane, B1391 Ralphs Lane, B1397 London Road and West End Road.

Access will remain for pedestrians and cyclists.

The junction of West End Road with Chain Bridge Road and Old Hammond Beck Bank Road will remain open throughout, but will be controlled by three-way temporary traffic signals.

Furthermore, vehicles will be unable to access the B&Q, Tesco, Downtown and Alban retail park for the east side of the A52 roundabout and will have to use alternative routes.

Senior bridge engineer Andy Antcliff said: “The recent works have brought to light sections of concrete that need to be replaced to ensure safety issues don’t develop in future.

“Unfortunately, this unforeseen development means we’ll have to keep the bridge closed for longer than we originally intended.

“We realise this will be frustrating for motorists, but it’s essential we get this work done.

“We encourage drivers to use the official signed diversion route to avoid congestion on roads in the area, and would like to remind people that local businesses will remain open and accessible during the works.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and would like to thank people for their ongoing patience.”