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UK road A16.svg
A16 road
Length (miles) 85
Direction South-North
Start Peterborough
Primary destinations* Spalding
End Grimsby
Roads joined
* Primary destinations as specified by the Department for Transport.

The A16 road is a principal road of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands region of England, connecting the port of Grimsby and Peterborough, where it meets the A1175, A47 & A1173 then on to the A1 and the A43 the latter, in turn, giving a through route to Oxford and the south west of England. Its length is 85 miles (137 km).

From north to south its route is:

Although it has 'primary route' designation for its entire length virtually none of the A16 is dual carriageway and there are speed restrictions on much of it.

The 1-mile (1.6 km) £1.2m Ludborough Bypass opened in November 1992. The 1-mile (1.6 km) Fotherby Bypass opened in 2004. The 3-mile (4.8 km) £6.6m Louth Bypass opened in August 1991. The 1-mile (1.6 km) Partney Bypass opened in August 2005. From West Keal to Boston, the road is very flat. The 1-mile (1.6 km) £1m Stickford Bypass opened in October 1992. The £1.4m Boston Inner Relief Road opened in early 1978. There are demands for Boston to be bypassed. The 6-mile (9.7 km) £11.5m Boston-Algarkirk Diversion opened in October 1991. The 11-mile (18 km) £23m Spalding-Sutterton Improvement (the Spalding Bypass) opened in August 1995.

The route of the A16 will change in mid-2010. On completion of the new A1073 road from Peterborough to Spalding, that road will take the number A16, effectively linking the route with Peterborough, with the current road from Spalding to Stamford becoming the A1175. [1]


  1. ^ Chance to see route of £69.8 million road from Spalding to Eye, Lincs. Free Press, 25 September 2008

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Coordinates: 53°32′N 0°04′W / 53.53°N 0.07°W / 53.53; -0.07



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