Authority approves extra £795,000 to widen busy Peterborough road

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has approved an addition £795,000 to widen part of Oundle Road in Peterborough.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 10:02 am
A previous roadwork scheme at Oundle Road near Lynchwood.

The project was originally forecast to cost £1.5 million, but “following detailed design and development” the “final cost estimate” is now £2,293,000.

The Combined Authority approved the additional money unanimously at its board meeting yesterday (November 27).

The plans will add an additional lane eastbound between the A1 and Lynch Wood.

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The work is due to be completed next year.

A combined authority report to its transport and infrastructure committee on November 7 said: “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.”

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