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Work to improve key junction to start

05 July 2023

Improvements to a key junction on one of Peterborough’s busiest parkways will get under way this month as part of a large-scale project to increase capacity at the busy intersection.

Work at Junction 3 of Fletton Parkway is due to start on July 17, aimed at reducing severe peak hour congestion and improving efficiency of the junction and surrounding road network.

The junction is a crucial cornerstone of the parkway network, connecting the A1139 Fletton Parkway and A1260 Nene Parkway, providing access to south-west Peterborough and the Serpentine Green shopping centre.

By building in additional capacity to a key highway section, the scheme will help deliver growth aspirations across Peterborough. We have also had the opportunity to improve pedestrian and cycle routes in the vicinity of the junction prior to the scheme starting.

Councillor Nigel Simons, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Climate Change, said: “We are fully committed to improving our city’s highways network to help ensure we have the right infrastructure in place as our city continues to grow.

“Because of its strategic location, this junction is critical to Peterborough’s growth aspirations, so by improving it we can ensure that our highways network can handle increased capacity. The work also ties in with our goal to reduce carbon emissions by creating better cycling and walking routes.”

The £9.3million scheme is being funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) as part of a joint project with Peterborough City Council and Milestone Infrastructure and is expected to last until spring 2024.

The project will see the following work carried out:

  • Adding a flare of 150m to A1139 Fletton Parkway westbound off-slip, creating a third lane.
  • Signalisation of the Nene Parkway approach to J3, with a four-lane approach.
  • Signalisation of The Serpentine approach to J3, with a four-lane approach.
  • A new footpath on Malborne Way between Saltmarsh and the Phoenix School.
  • Upgrade to the cycleway between Shrewsbury Avenue and the gated access of the Nature Reserve.

As part of the work, a number of road closures will be in place. These are detailed here and will be promoted on the council’s social media accounts throughout the work.

Motorists travelling in the area are advised to plan journeys in advance and look out for travel updates.

Roadworks shown on map