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£20million bid to improve A16 between Spalding and Boston has been approved

Lincolnshire County Council have confirmed they will submit a bid of up to £20million to improve the A16 between Spalding and Boston.

Councillors discussed the proposals at today’s Executive meeting, and they have now been given the go-ahead by Coun Martin Hill, leader of the council.

The bid is part of a Levelling Up Fund the government has made available for regional growth.

Lincolnshire County Council. (47441215)
Lincolnshire County Council. (47441215)

Coun Hill said: “I think it’s an opportunity for the local government. If we submit credible bids which do hopefully succeed, that will set us in good stead for the future in terms of further bids.”

“We’ll get those bids in and we’ll see how it progresses.”

Any proposals are due to be submitted by June 18, with final plans being discussed by the council on June 15 and 16.

Details of the bid will be made public after they have been officially submitted.

It is hoped that the Levelling Up Fund will, among other things, give Lincolnshire’s food industry further opportunity to thrive.

By improving the A16 between Spalding and Boston, planners hope to make it easier for work to be carried out in that sector.

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