Dangerous road junction meeting was a 'waste of time'
A PUBLIC meeting held to discuss issues including the 'dangers' of a Boston road junction has been hailed "a bit of a waste of time."
Boston resident Robin Alexander attended a meeting with officials and other residents to discuss concerns about traffic, the environment and community matters in the Church Road, Fishtoft and Skirbeck Road area.
Those attending the meeting included local councillor Paul Gleeson, Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick, highways, Boston Borough Council and other organisations.
Mr Alexander said: "I feel this is an extremely dangerous situation at this junction.
"When pulling out of Church Road turning right onto Fishtoft Road it is virtually impossible to see in both directions before taking your life into your hands and pulling out. I use this junction at least twice a day and have witnessed two accidents and too many near misses to mention.
"The police traffic reduction man said that there is no speeding on Fishtoft, Skirbeck Road areas and we all laughed at him.
"He said a covert traffic survey was done in July over five days.
"In those five days there were 29,000 vehicles that passed the camera and the average speed was 27mph and only between one and two per cent of the traffic was HGVs.
"We asked for traffic calming but again that can't be done due to the amount of lorries using the road.
"All in all it was a bit of a waste of time.
"We have details of seven accidents that we know about on this junction in the last 12 months and asked for a 20mph zone. Only one of these accidents was reported to the police. "
It was suggested at the meeting that a 'placecheck' – a survey carried out by local people – be put in place.
Councillor Gleeson said: "I believe the meeting will help, it has made authority more aware of the issues and if we can get a placecheck for the area that will give local people an even greater voice."