Bourges Boulevard works finished in Peterborough city centre

Traffic flowing on the new look Bourges Boulevard
Traffic flowing on the new look Bourges Boulevard
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Roadworks which have caused lengthy delays on Bourges Boulevard in Peterborough city centre have been finished.

The roadworks started outside the railway station in May last year, and had been scheduled to last 12 months.

However, in February it was announced the revamp of the road had been delayed after a large water pipe had to be moved.

The £4.5 million scheme has seen the stretch of road re-vamped to allow drivers to turn right out of the station, with traffic lights regulating the flow of cars.

Engineers will monitor the flow of vehicles over the rest of the week to optimise the traffic lights timings.

A new 30mph speed limit will come into force with immediate effect on Bourges Boulevard for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, and due to the new road lay-out on the improved stretch of road. A 30mph speed limit will now be enforced from around 100 metres north of the Bright Street roundabout (opposite the Volunteer Fire Station) and continue until the existing 30mph zone on Bourges Boulevard near Asda.

Dozens of trees have been planted in a refuge in the middle of the road, and a pedestrian crossing has been put in place outside Waitrose.

The works have been criticised by taxi firms, bus companies and other drivers, and traffic coming into and out of the city through Bourges Boulevard and Thorpe Road has regularly been brought to a stand still during the completion of the project.