The existing road is relatively narrow, has an accident rate
well in excess of the national average, attracts high annual
maintenance costs and is heavily used, especially by large lorries.
Traffic on the route also has a severe environmental impact on the
communities it passes through, such as Cowbit and Peak Hill in
Lincolnshire and Eye Green in Peterborough.
The A1073 Spalding to Eye improvement scheme is being developed
to replace the existing route and is being jointly developed
Lincolnshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. The
new road will be designed to modern standards to provide a safer
and more reliable journey. Also, being constructed to modern
standards, it will not be subject to the ongoing maintenance
problems experienced on the existing route. The scheme is included
in both Lincolnshire County Council and Peterborough City Council's
2006-2011 Local Transport Plans.
The route for the scheme was
chosen after extensive public consultation and exhibitions, and
both Peterborough City Council and Lincolnshire County Council have
granted planning permission for the scheme. Planning permission was
received from Lincolnshire County Council in September 2003 and
Peterborough City Council in March 2004. Compulsory Purchase and
Side Road Orders were published in March 2004, with the resultant
Public Inquiry being held in November 2004. The Orders were
confirmed in October 2006.
In July 2006 a decision was received on the Regional Funding
Allocations which gave priority to the construction of the A1073
Scheme. A funding application was submitted to the Department for
Transport in November 2006. The Department for Transport confirmed
their contribution of £69.8m to the £80.3m total cost in November
2007. Work commenced by Morgan Est in March 2008 and will be
completed in Late 2010.
- Peterborough City Council
Transport Planning Team Manager
1st Floor Stuart House
St John's Street
- Telephone: (01733) 317470
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