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Transport Secretary praises Boston bypass campaign

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has welcomed the "vigorous campaign" calling for a Boston bypass in the Commons today, following it being highlighted by local MP Matt Warman.

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Pointing out the Transport Secretary's personal interest in the project, Matt asked, "Will he join me in commending the excellent campaign being run by my local paper, the Boston Standard, which is gathering evidence from local hauliers, in particular? Does he agree that it bolsters an already compelling case for an application to be made to his bypass fund for this road in due course?"

 Chris Grayling, noting his numerous visits to the proposed site of the bypass, responded to say that he will "...shortly be bringing forward the next stage of [government] proposals for what [he has] dubbed the "bypass fund", and there will be opportunities to build bypasses in the not-too-distant future."

 After Transport Questions, Matt added, "As I said in my question today, the Transport Secretary has taken a personal interest in the Boston bypass, and I am delighted that our local campaign is on his radar. The Government is providing a number of opportunities for local authorities to apply for funding for bypasses, and I look forward to supporting a bid from Boston at the earliest opportunity in the future." 

Boston Borough Council is backing the campaign for the town to receive new Government funding for road improvements.