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Boston Marathon Day road closures

There will be some road closures in Boston on Sunday, April 15, to accommodate the annual Boston Marathon.

The Market Place will be closed to traffic at the start of the marathon. The full marathon sets off at 9am and the half marathon and fun run at 9.15am. The Market Place will be open to traffic by 9.30am.

For the six-hour period of the marathon Skirbeck Road and Fishtoft Road will be closed one way, eastbound from South End to Kingsway.

Road closure orders will also impact the A16 John Adams Way (Liquorpond Street roundabout to Main Ridge East), Bank Street, Bridge Street, Fishtoft Road (between Whitehouse Lane and Kingsway), High Street (between West Street and Town Bridge), Market Place, Skirbeck Road (between South End and Fishtoft Road), South Square, South Street, South End (between A16 and Skirbeck Road), West Street (between Lawrence Lane and High Street), Whitehouse Lane (between Fishtoft Road and Kingsway).

No waiting and no loading at any time orders will be in place at South Street, South Square, South End and West Street (between Lawrence Lane and High Street).

There will be suspension of all parking bays in the Market Place (west side between events area and The Five Lamps)  and West Street (between Lawrence Lane and High Street).

And there will be 30mph speed limits in place on Clampgate Road (Wythes Lane to Church End Road), Fishtoft/Freiston, Fishtoft Road (White House Lane to Church Green Road), Skirbeck/Fishtoft/Priory Road (Priory Court to Church Road), Boston/Freiston.

Local diversion routes and access arrangements will be signposted.

Drivers are asked to please be aware of runners and give them plenty of room.

Entry to the marathon has now closed and a record 1,263 have registered for the full marathon, half marathon and fun run.

A few more marshals are still needed to assist on the route and to hand out bottled water to runners. If you want to volunteer please contact Richard Austin on 01205 368351.

Richard praised Tesco and Buxton Water for supplying 10,000 bottles of water. He said: "I contacted potential suppliers before I had a stay in hospital asking them to quote us for supplying bottled water. When I returned home an email from Tesco and Buxton Water was waiting for me to say they would give us the water we required. It was very generous and saved us a lot of money."