Hopes for £20million bid to improve A16 between Spalding and Boston

A £20million bid to improve the A16 between Spalding and Boston could be submitted to the Government.

Lincolnshire County Council's Executive will be discussing the application to improve the A16, which is an important link for the agri-food industry, during their meeting tomorrow (Wednesday).

Coun Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: "As 30% of the UK food transport starts or ends in the south of Lincolnshire, these transport routes are key for freight travel across the whole of Greater Lincolnshire, but also important for local people travelling between Boston and Spalding.

"We welcome the government's commitment to ensure every part of the country gets the funding it needs. Ongoing investment in improved transport infrastructure is a priority for Greater Lincolnshire, connecting our trading markets and communities."

Coun Richard Davies, portfolio holder for highways and transport at the county council, said: "Improving these routes opens up further investment opportunities, but also strongly benefits residents in this area. With improved walking and cycling facilities and reduced traffic congestion, the proposed bid complements other local transport and renewal projects underway or planned.

"This includes applications to the Levelling Up Fund from other councils across Greater Lincolnshire, helping our towns thrive.

Source: Spalding Today