A1260: Peterborough’s £9 million parkway upgrade approved - and will cut car journeys and traffic jams
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After works are carried out on the A1260, junction 32/3, it aims to improve walking and cycling routes and reduce unnecessary car journeys.
Transport chiefs also see the improvement scheme as freeing up a vital junction to help the city achieve “goals for growth” and hope it will cut carbon emissions.
The Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee unanimously voted to approve of £5,850,000 of funding on January 25.
A further £3,441,880 of cash to improve the A1260 at Junction 32 to Junction 3, connecting the Nene Parkway, Fletton Parkway and The Serpentine approaches, has also been approved.
The money for the £3 million transformation project will be divvied out from the Transforming Cities Fund and will create of a third southbound lane on the Nene Parkway from Junction 31 to Junction 3.
It’s hoped the project will result in a 20 per cent net gain in biodiversity.
The final package of A1206 schemes includes:
- Creating a third southbound lane on Nene Parkway from Junction 31 to Junction 3
- Adding a flare of 150m to A1139 Fletton Parkway westbound off-slip to create a third lane
- Signalisation of the Nene Parkway approach to Junction 3, with a four-lane approach
- Signalisation of The Serpentine approach to Junction 3, with a four-lane approach
- Creating third lane on the A1260 The Serpentine northbound approach, extending around 200 metres back from Junction 3
- Adding 220m of new footpath between Saltmarsh and the Phoenix School
-Upgrading the Cycleway for approximately 450m between Shrewsbury Avenue and the gated access of the Nature Reserve.