£110,000 Peterborough riverside footpath upgrade delayed by weather and materials issues

A £110,000 scheme to upgrade a foot and cycle path that runs alongside the River Nene in Peterborough has been delayed by the weather and materials issues.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 10:31 am
The scheme has been delayed

A stretch of the Green Wheel adjacent to Wharf Road in Woodston has been closed for a number of weeks for resurfacing, and to widen the path.

It had originally been scheduled to be completed by April 6 - but the work has still not been finished.

It is now due to re-open next week.

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A Peterborough City Council spokesman said; “The surfacing works at Wharf Road are being completed using a different material - Flexipave - which is more flexible and porous making it ideal to address areas where tree roots have been an issue. Additionally, the existing footpath is being widened to 3m, so it has required more preparation work, including installing edgings.

“Alongside these extra preparations, this new material is weather sensitive, so application has had to be delayed allowing for this and its application takes longer than standard asphalt resurfaces as it needs to be laid by hand.

“The work is due to be completed on 21 April with the scheme costing approximately £110k.”