Months of roadworks on Oundle Road in Peterborough for £2.3m project

Motorists are facing months of roadworks on Oundle Road in Peterborough.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 1:25 pm

Temporary traffic lights will be in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm from the start of the scheme on Monday, February 3 until it ends in the autumn.

Roadworks will affect Oundle Road (A605) between the Lynch Wood roundabout and the junction to Alwalton village, although Peterborough City Council said it will “endeavour to maintain two-way traffic flows”.

Improvements will include:

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. Widening of Oundle Road to form a new traffic lane

. Reconfiguration of the Alwalton village junction to improve access

. New pedestrian crossing points

. A new footpath to the south side of the highway.

The project was originally forecast to cost £1.5 million, but costs rose by another £795,000 so the council had to request the extra money from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to cover the increase.

A combined authority report previously stated: “The primary reason for the increase in cost is the requirement, following a road safety audit, for the construction of an access road and the utility diversion associated with this which was not previously identified during earlier stages of design.”

But it added: “Through the construction and implementation of this scheme it is expected that 2,000 new jobs will be unlocked.”