Transport Secretary backs Boston Bypass

Matt Warman, Conservative Candidate for Boston and Skegness, today reveals the backing of Transport Secretary Grant Shapps for further work on the much-needed Boston Bypass.

Work on the Boston Bypass project will continue if a Conservative Government is returned to office, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, today confirmed to Matt Warman, Conservative Candidate in Boston and Skegness.

Following a number of meetings between Matt, Grant and Roads Minister Baroness (Charlotte) Vere, the Transport Secretary said:

“Matt Warman has been a relentless champion for the Boston Bypass and has rightly met with both myself and Roads Minister Baroness Vere. We are in the process of investigating options which we will look to progress if we are returned to Government in December”.

The Bypass, formally known as the Boston Distributor Road, will allow commuters and visitors to reach their destinations, in Boston or beyond, more quickly, and will build on the significant government funding that has already been invested in The Quadrant project at Wyberton, outside Boston. Ultimately it will include a new major river crossing and is projected to cost £100m.

Matt said:

“Just recently we saw how taking one lane out of action in one direction on the John Adams way caused hours of frustrating hold ups. From holidaymakers trying to get to our wonderful sandy Skegness beaches to hauliers trying to move high quality Lincolnshire produce, we need to show that Boston is open for business with roads that are fit for purpose. That there is the political will at Government level to deliver this for Boston is not in doubt, from Chris Grayling’s use of Boston as an example on launching the ‘Bypass fund’ to the current Transport Secretary Grant Shapps acknowledgement of current progress. My efforts, should I be fortunate enough to be re-elected as your MP, will be to work with Lincolnshire County Council to develop a business case that attracts the funding we so desperately need to unlock Boston’s potential. Government support for this major, long-term project is clearly not in doubt.”

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