Press Release - 27 Jan
BBEG respond to
Lincolnshire County Council's Press Release:
Boston Southern Link 'Simply Unaffordable'
The newly formed Boston Bypass & Economic
Growth Pressure Group (bbeg.org.uk) feel that we now have been
given an impetus to achieve an ideal long term solution for
Boston - a road infrastructure that will allow the traffic to
get round the town and thus allow future developments to expand
Boston, once the road structure is in place. We look forward
to hearing the results of the Transport Study later this year
and to working with both Councils to find a realistic long term
solution to Boston's dire traffic congestion problems.
Precious time and opportunity has been wasted,
by allowing Lincolnshire County Council to debate and discuss
for far too long, the idiot idea of the Southern Link Road.
We would like to ask the following five questions:
Given that the Dock's owner confirmed at
the Dock Link Road Inquiry that the future of the Dock was
not dependent on the Dock Link Road (DLR) being built, is
the DLR still going ahead?
Why is the Southern Link Road suddenly now
£23 million was in place to cover the
cost. £10 million of this was from Lincolnshire County
Council. Is this money now going to part fund the Lincoln
Eastern for which other means of funding now have to be found?
£4 million of this was from Boston
Borough Council. What will happen to this?
How does Boston Borough Council look to any
future road infrastructure?
Brian Rush, Michael Borrill & Robert Fisher
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group
27 January 2006
Observations of a Coach Driver
Ted Brooks states, "Lincolnshire is
the worst county that I drive in and I have lived there
all my life ... There is very little chance to overtake
safely. Even some existing wider roads are being made
single file by planting concrete kerbs and bollards
in the middle of the road. Is that safer?"
"What Lincoln wants, Lincoln gets. What Boston needs, Lincoln forgets."