Re-location for Whittlesey bus stop as new £500,000 scheme begins

The site of the new bus stop in Grosvenor Road, Whittlesey. Photo: David Lowndes

The site of the new bus stop in Grosvenor Road, Whittlesey. Photo: David Lowndes

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A £500,000 scheme to move a prominent bus stop and encourage al-fresco dining in Whittlesey is underway.

Pedestrians walking around Grosvenor Street in Whittlesey will see heavy machinery in action as construction works take place in the town.

The scheme, which is being funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, will see works going ahead for the next few months, but is expected to cause minimal disruption to passers-by.

Once completed, it will see the bus terminal in Market Place moved to nearby Grosvenor Road.

This will allow for more outdoor eating and drinking in Market Place and will mean bus routes are not disrupted during festivals when the square is being used.

The works began on Monday, January 19.

It is anticipated that buses will be relocated to the new bus station some time in March this year.

Improvement works will then take place in Market Place into April as new street furniture is introduced.

Contractors can work from 7.30am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 7pm on Saturdays.

Sunday hours are from 10am to 4pm, but will only be used when necessary.

Residents near to where the works are taking place have received a letter from Garry Edwards, engineering team leader at Fenland District Council.

In his letter Mr Edwards wrote: “Appropriate traffic control measures and signage will be implemented and any necessary diversions put in place to maintain limited vehicular and pedestrian access in and around the works.”

He added: “Obviously there will be some disruption caused by the works, but I would ask for your patience and understanding during the course of the contract.

“I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

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