Clearance work to start at city junction

Work to clear trees and vegetation surrounding a major road junction in Peterborough will get under way next week.

Clearance works around Junction 18 of the A47/A15 will start on Monday 19 November and last until Sunday 25 November.

The work is being carried out by Amey on behalf of Peterborough City Council and will take place between 8pm and 5am each day, with lane closures put in place.

The clearance work is taking place as part of preparations for major repairs to Rhubarb Bridge and improvements to the junction which will get under way in January.

This will see structural works to the bridges carried out which will help maintain them for the next ten years, as well as the construction of new pedestrian crossings.

The project has been designed to help increase capacity and improve current and future traffic flow at the junction.

Councillor Peter Hiller, Peterborough City Council's cabinet member for growth and economic development, said: "As motorists will be aware, this is one of the city's busiest road junctions and it has been in need of improvement for some time.

"We are not expecting this preparation work to cause any lengthy disruption, however we want to make drivers aware of what is happening so they can plan their journeys accordingly."

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