Ringway, a leading highway maintenance provider, is undertaking a series of refurbishment projects at Boston Market Place, Lincolnshire. The project was opened on the 18th July 2011, and is due for completion in 2012 with the support of partners Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough.
The Mayor of Boston, Councillor Poll and Councillor Richmond all attended the opening of the works project, which marked the beginning of a vast refurbishment scheme to improve the appearance of the market place, whilst retaining the town’s proud history.
The Boston Market Place project will include a refurbishment of the footway using York stone paving slabs and tumbled York stone sets in the carriageway. New granite kerbs are set to be laid with two new feature bus stops to be constructed using granite and York stone.
Archaeological works have been funded by the English Heritage and include renewed street lighting and the construction of a feature column with five lamps incorporated into one of the new bus stops.
Bob Sutton, Ringway’s Contract Manager says, “Ringway is acting as the main contractor for the works, and we are running from our North East office based in Rotherham. A study was conducted in 2007 by Boston Borough Council, which looked at ways that Boston could become a better place to both live and visit. The study identified that the market place was the centre piece of the town and should be the first area to be refurbished, improving the overall appearance of the town. Taking this into consideration, we have some great projects in the pipeline that we hope will be beneficial to the town. We expect the work to take up to eight months.”
Ringway is committed to its programme of corporate, social responsibility and places a keen focus on working with the communities it operates around. The work with Boston Market Place is scheduled for completion in 2012 and Ringway will be working closely with the Boston community and local councils and governments during this time.