Peterborough motorists to be hit by three new roadworks on same day

Peterborough motorists should brace themselves for lengthier journeys tomorrow (Monday, February 3) with three new sets of roadworks beginning.

Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 4:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 4:32 pm

Gas distribution network Cadent is carrying out works between the roundabout at the entrance to Eye village and the Eye Roundabout, although not in the opposite direction.

Originally Cadent said the works were expected to last from January 27 to February 14 with the closure in place weekdays from approximately 7am to 5pm.

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Traffic delays due to roadworks at Rhubarb Bridge
Traffic delays due to roadworks at Rhubarb Bridge

However, the scheme has been delayed a week.and according to Peterborough City Council will now see a lane closure 24/7 for three weeks.

Motorists are facing also months of roadworks on Oundle Road.

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

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

Improvements will include:

. 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.

Motorists will also face a new lane closure at Rhubarb Bridge for four weeks from Monday.

Drivers travelling west into the city centre across Junction 18 of the A47/A15 near Brotherhood Shopping Park will see the carriageway reduced to one lane.

The council said: “This will enable barrier works within the island area of the roundabout to be undertaken.”

The ongoing works are seeing Rhubarb Bridge being repaired, while pedestrian crossings are being installed at the busy slip roads at the roundabout and an extra lane of traffic installed at the roundabout.

The scheme has been ongoing since January 2019 with a two month break over the Christmas period, resulting in lengthy delays for motorists.

The works are now expected to finish at the end of March after being pushed back.