£1m to plan major Nene Parkway works approved

Funding for the £1m planning stage of a major refurbishment of peterborough’s Nene Parkway has been approved by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CaPCA).

Saturday, 8th August 2020, 4:48 am
Plans for major improvements to Nene Parkway have been commissioned

The CaPCA Board has given approval for the funding of two Full Business Plans looking into improvements to the A1260.

The green light for £1m will pay for two Full Business Plans (FBC) studying the junctions of the A1260 with the A1139, and the A47, two of Peterborough’s busiest and most strategic roads.

Mehmet Ahmed, CaPCA Transport Program Manager, told board members at their meeting this week: “Junction 3 of the A1139 where it meets the A1260 is a large, grade-separated junction between two of Peterborough’s roads and is a crucial cornerstone of the Parkway Network, connecting the A1139 Fletton Parkway and A1260 Nene Parkway providing the majority of access to south-west Peterborough.

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“Whereas Junction 15 of the A47 where it meets with the A1260 is a partially signalised grade separated roundabout (positioned beneath the A47 Trunk Road), which is situated on the western edge of Peterborough’s urban area.

“It provides access to the A1260 Nene Parkway, Bretton Way, Thorpe Wood and the A47 Soke Parkway and is also heavily used for trips between the west of Peterborough and the City Centre.

“A significant proportion of north/south trips across the city use this road as it provides access to one of only three river crossings within Peterborough.

“The Outline Business Plans (OBP) for these projects were approved in early July by members of the CPCA Transport and Infrastructure Committee.

“We’re looking for Board-level approval of funding of £500,000 for the Detailed Design and production of the FBC for the A1260/A1139 case, and similar approval of £470,000 for the Detailed Design and production of the FBC for the A1260/A47 case.”

CaPCA Board members voted unanimously to approve the funding for both schemes.