Workers pick up a free lunch with thanks from worried traders
CONCERNS that construction work on a new development in Boston could result in 'traffic chaos' have proved unfounded.
Partnership working between developers of the Tattershall Road scheme, Chestnut Homes, local businesses and Lincolnshire County Council highways have meant that fears were addressed.
A public meeting was organised by Boston Borough Councillors Carol Taylor and Mary Wright and as a result a five-week period of traffic controls was reduced to just three and three further planned two-day full closures may now be reduced to just one.
On Thursday grateful traders rewarded hard-working builders on the site with free fish and chip lunches from Andy's Chippy.
Councillor Taylor said: "There were concerns about the impact the work might have, especially those with businesses in the area.
"But Chestnut Homes listened to the concerns and took action. They have been brilliant, especially the site foreman. It just shows what can be achieved when people sit down and talk."
The precise date for any full closures is dependant on progress on site but there will be advance warning signs put in place and a local diversion route will be signed.