Upgrades To Main Routes In Peterborough To Start Next Week

11 May 2016, 07:17 | Updated: 11 May 2016, 07:33


It's been announced work to improve three of the parkways in Peterborough will start next week.

The first to get underway will be the resurfacing of the Longthorpe parkway. Work will take place overnight starting next Monday (16th May) and will last for around six weeks.

Overnight resurfacing works will also take place on a stretch of the Nene parkway, between the Thorpe Wood and Hampton roundabouts. Works will begin on Monday 13 June and last for seven weeks.

Works on both schemes will only take place between 8pm and 6am and lanes will be fully open during the day. There will be a daytime temporary speed limit of 40mph.

A major project to ease traffic congestion on the Paston Parkway, where it meets the A47 Soke parkway, will also begin this summer. An exact start date will be announced soon.

Temporary lane closures will be installed and occasional weekend and night time closures.

The number of lanes approaching and circulating the roundabout will be increased and full traffic light signalisation will be put in place.

The scheme is funded through a £5million award from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.

Simon Machen, director of growth and regeneration at Peterborough City Council, said: "The roundabout suffers from congestion particularly during peak traffic periods and with further housing planned at the nearby Norwood and Paston Reserve development sites this congestion is projected to increase unless improvements are made.

"The funding awarded to the council means that we can make much needed capacity improvements at this important junction that provides interchange links to the A1, A47, A605, A15 and A16."

Work on the Paston parkway is scheduled to end by winter 2016/17.