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Progress continues on highways scheme

16 November 2023

Peterborough City Council and their highways partner Milestone Infrastructure have been delivering a major junction improvement scheme at junction 3 (Serpentine Green , Hampton) of Fletton Parkway since July.

In order to construct some of the elements safely, the southbound off slip and northbound on slip have been closed to traffic from the outset with anticipated opening in December in preparation for additional Christmas traffic.

Delivery of the scheme to date has progressed well and successful collaboration with third parties has meant that programmed project milestones have been met and exceeded.

This has, in turn, allowed the slip roads to be opened earlier than planned ahead of the festive period - the southbound off slip is now open and the northbound on slip opens on Sunday 19 November. 

Cllr Gavin Elsey, cabinet member for Infrastructure, Environment and Climate Change, said: "It is fantastic news to see that delivery of the scheme so far is progressing so positively.

"Peterborough has seen a number of highway improvements delivered this year including the Thorpe Wood Junction and a number of schemes in the Eastern Industries area, all of which are essential to aid the movement of the ever increasing vehicle numbers in a growing city.

"We are aware that the delivery of such schemes does create temporary disruption for a number of residents and would like to thank them for their patience during these times"

After the Christmas holidays, works will be focused on The Serpentine approach to the roundabout with the project scheduled to be complete at the end of March.

Peterborough Highways has, over the past couple of years, benefited from a number of ring-fenced funding bids to deliver highways schemes across the city.

In most cases, and particularly this year, the funding available has to be spent by a specified deadline or risk being handed back to the funding body.

Whilst every effort is made to plan the works in the least disruptive way, it is inevitable that some schemes will run simultaneously to ensure that the funding is not lost and the highway network can continue to accommodate the growth within the city.