Town road could be closed for an extended period

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CLOSING a Spalding road for a trial period could be on the cards to help improve traffic flow in the town.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones has written to Lincolnshire County Council asking them to consider extending the closure of Swan Street.

The road is currently closed for repairs to be carried out on a collapsed drain.

However, Coun Gambba-Jones says it appears to have been beneficial to motorists.

He said: “There is a clear feeling, and it has been proven every day, that traffic flows are much improved.

“As far as we are aware, no one has been adversely impacted by it. There are businesses there but no one has been in touch with any of the councillors to say they are suffering.”

Coun Gambba-Jones raised the issue at Wednesday’s Spalding Town Forum meeting.

He added: “It was a universal belief that this is the best way forward for a good outcome for the town.”

Steve Willis, head of highways south, said: “We’re looking at options regarding the future traffic arrangements at the Swan Street junction and what the impact would be of any changes. Before any action is taken we will be gauging the views of local people.”