Nene Parkway overnight resurfacing works to get underway

Residents / 14 Jul 2017

Works to resurface the northbound carriageway of Nene Parkway (A1260), between Hampton roundabout and Thorpe Wood roundabout, are set to begin on Wednesday 19 July

The main works are expected to last until mid-August and will result in weekday overnight northbound-only closures between 8pm and 6am. Preliminary works have already taken place on some slip roads.

During the works the road will be open as usual during the day, however there will be a temporary speed limit of 40mph.

As part of the overall resurfacing works the eastbound on-slip at junction 3 of the Fletton Parkway (from Hampton roundabout) will be closed overnight (8pm to 6amtonight (14 July) and Monday and Tuesday next week (17/18 July). While this closure is on there will be a diversion in place. 

Simon Machen, director of growth and regeneration at Peterborough City Council, said: “We always try and carry out works at night to keep disruption to a minimum. Major resurfacing works, such as those on the Nene Parkway, are best carried out in the summer as the temperature is more predictable and it’s lighter at night. These works are not a regular occurrence and we expect the new parkway surfaces to last into the early 2030s before they need similar work again.”

Last year the southbound section of the Nene Parkway was resurfaced. Once completed the new parkway surfaces are expected to last for at least 15 years before they need doing again.

The material being used to resurface the parkway is a low noise emitting tarmac meaning that in the future there will be less road noise generated by vehicles.

In addition to the resurfacing works on Nene Parkway the council will also be upgrading street lighting as part of the city wide programme to upgrade to LED lighting. These works will continue until October and will also take place overnight, however, these works will generally only result in lane closures, not full carriageway closures.