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9th May 2016

Breaking Ground Ceremony initiates work at The Quadrant

Work will start on the first phase of The Quadrant in Boston on Monday 9th May following a Breaking Ground Ceremony.


The Ceremony will initiate work on the new roundabout on the A16, which will provide access to The Quadrant and the new Community Stadium for Boston United.


The construction works will take approximately 26 weeks to complete, however careful planning has taken place to ensure that both lanes of the A16 will remain open during the majority of that period.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We are delighted that at long last work is commencing on Q1, the first phase of The Quadrant project, however we are also acutely aware that this is a very busy main route into the town. We have worked very closely with Lincolnshire County Council and our contractors to ensure that the works are carried out in a manner that will minimise impact on traffic flows as far as practical. As much work as possible will be completed on each side of the A16 before any traffic signalling is actually required, and at this stage we anticipate using traffic lights for only a two week period during September. At all other times, we will aim to keep both lanes of the A16 open, although there will be a 30MPH restriction in place. Complete road closures will be required for the surfacing works; however these will take place overnight. Both we and the County Council will aim to keep everyone informed of progress, and any disruptions that are likely to occur. Clearly at peak times there may be some traffic build up, but would ask everyone to be patient and look to the longer term benefits of 'The Quadrant project'."


The Quadrant scheme is going ahead thanks in part to £4.75m of funding secured by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership via the Single Local Growth Fund.


David Dexter, Deputy Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said “We are delighted that the Single Local Growth Fund is enabling the first phase of the Quadrant scheme in Boston to be delivered.” 


“We have set out ambitious targets to grow the economy across Greater Lincolnshire and so it is encouraging that our vision for the local area has been immediately recognised and rewarded by central Government and is also matched by the commitment and confidence of private sector investors in bringing new development and employment opportunities forward.”


The first phase of The Quadrant delivers the first section of a potential distributor road network around the town, and work is already underway to try to ensure that the next phase is delivered as soon as possible.


Commenting on this, David Newton said: “For the whole Quadrant project to deliver maximum benefit for the town, we need to ensure that the next section of distributor road is delivered through Q2, the second phase of the Quadrant, and beyond. We are working with the County Council, Boston Borough Council, local MP Matt Warman, and Broadgate Homes to try to ensure the various sections of roads are delivered at the earliest opportunity. We have already held meetings with the Secretary of State for Transport, and the Housing Minister, and were very impressed by the close working relationship that has been formed between all parties. They are aware that government funding will also be required, and bids will be submitted at the appropriate times.”


It is hoped that work will start late summer on both the housing and the new Community Stadium at Q1 of The Quadrant.


Chestnut Homes is based in nearby Langworth and has been building new homes across Lincolnshire since 1988.

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