Work to ease traffic jams at junction in centre of Holbeach

Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth has revealed that road improvements are in the pipeline for Holbeach town centre.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth has revealed that road improvements are in the pipeline for Holbeach town centre. Photo by Tim Wilson.

An end could be in sight to traffic james in the centre of Holbeach after plans were revealed for possible improvements in Park Road.

Holbeach’s so-called Market Hill junction, where High Street, Church Street, West End, Boston Road South and Park Road all converge, is a regular source of misery for drivers travelling through the town towards the A17 and A151.

As long as there’s enough space, the county council is going to create a right turn lane on Park Road, Holbeach so people can pull into it and go right

Coun Nick Worth, Lincolnshire County Council member for Holbeach

But after recent talks between county highways officials and Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth, the possibility of a right hand turn “holding area” being created out of Park Road has been identified.

During his monthly report on Lincolnshire County Council matters at October’s Holbeach Parish Council meeting, Coun Worth said: “Traffic is flowing really well in Holbeach town centre except in Park Road where, particularly at peak times, there is an issue with traffic turning right into Boston Road South and West End.

“I’ve looked at it with highways engineers and, as long as there’s enough space, the county council is going to create a right turn lane so people can pull into it and go right, rather than block people who are going forward into Church Street.

“Hopefully, it should be done before Christmas and it will partially resolve the issue there.”

In confirming Coun Worth’s details about the proposed improvement work, Debra Greeves, area highways manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said, “We are currently looking into whether a right hand turn holding area for traffic can be created out of Park Road into Boston Road South, Holbeach.

“However, we need to check whether there is sufficient room on the carriageway and also whether it will be safe to do so.”