Major road and rail schemes

Junction 3 and Junction 15 highway improvement schemes consultation

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has awarded Peterborough City Council the funding to prepare a Transport Business Case and undertake Detailed Design for improvement schemes at two critical parkway junctions:

  • Junction 15 (A1260 Nene Parkway / A47 Soke Parkway)
  • Junction 3 (A1260 Nene Parkway / A1139 Fletton Parkway)

Both junctions suffer from congestion, especially at peak times, and the proposed enhancements will reduce delay and improve journey times which will benefit Peterborough’s residents, businesses, visitors and overall economy.

These junction improvements will also make it greener and safer for cyclists and pedestrians, with the development of walking and cycling works.

The intention is that both schemes will be built between 2021 and 2022, subject to a funding decision by the Combined Authority for approval to proceed to construction of the works. Construction of the schemes will take place at different times to minimise disruption to traffic. Further information about each scheme is detailed below and the consultation for both schemes closes at 5pm on Friday 4 December.

As part of this statutory consultation we are seeking the views of the public prior to developing the detailed designs. To get involved please email ltp@peterborough.gov.uk with your comments or suggestions.

Junction 15 (A1260 Nene Parkway / A47 Soke Parkway)

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Main highway works

  • Creation of a third lane (northbound) between Junction 33 and Junction 15 of the A1260 Nene Parkway
  • Creation of a three-lane circulatory on Junction 15 between the A1260 Nene Parkway approach and the Bretton Way exit
  • Replacement of the pedestrian footbridge over the A1260 Nene Parkway (to facilitate the creation of a third northbound lane)
  • Extension of the flare on the Thorpe Wood to Junction 15 section by approximately 30 metres
  • Roadworks information is not yet available and will be publicised at a later date

Walking and cycling works

  • Creation of a zebra or signalised crossing over Thorpe Wood close to the existing bus stops
  • Reconstruction of the footpath between Thorpe Road Bridge and Longthorpe, possibly designating it as shared use for cycling if there are no safety issues over the bridge section
  • Creation of a signalised crossing over Thorpe Wood north of the Golf Club / Pub
  • Enhanced cycling facilities along Thorpe Road including possible on / off road facilities

Biodiversity

  • The Council will take the opportunity to increase biodiversity and improve the natural environmental along the corridor (where possible) as part of the scheme
  • Ecological and Arboricultural experts will be employed as part of the project team to assess and minimise potential impacts of the proposal. In addition they will also develop up mitigation and enhancement measures to preserve the biodiversity of the site.

Junction 3 (A1260 Nene Parkway / A1139 Fletton Parkway)

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Main highway works

  • Extend Junction 31 southbound on-slip to Junction 3, creating three lanes
  • Add a flare to A1260 Nene Parkway approach to Junction 3 to create a 4 lane approach
  • Add a 4th lane to the north east circulatory between A1260 Nene Parkway southbound approach and A1139 Fletton Parkway eastbound exit
  • Add a flare of 150m to A1139 Fletton Parkway westbound off-slip to create a 3rd lane
  • Add a 3rd lane to circulatory between A1260 The Serpentine southbound exit and A1260 The Serpentine northbound approach
  • Add a 3rd lane on the A1260 The Serpentine northbound approach, to the north of Hargate Way
  • Add a flare to the A1260 The Serpentine northbound approach to create a 4 lane approach
  • Add a 4th lane to circulatory between A1260 The Serpentine northbound approach and A1139 Fletton Parkway westbound on-slip
  • Install traffic signals on the A1260 Nene Parkway southbound approach to Junction 3
  • Install traffic signals on the A1260 The Serpentine approach to Junction 3.
  • Roadworks information is not yet available and will be publicised at a later date

Walking and cycling works

  • Create an off-road cycle way on Phorpres Close and Phorpres Way

Biodiversity

  • The Council will take the opportunity to increase biodiversity and improve the natural environmental along the corridor (where possible) as part of the scheme
  • Ecological and Arboricultural experts will be employed as part of the project team to assess and minimise potential impacts of the proposal. In addition they will also develop up mitigation and enhancement measures to preserve the biodiversity of the site.

Active Travel Fund

The Council has received more funding from Government as part of the Active Travel Fund. Approximately £470,000 will be spent on further cycling/walking measures in Peterborough. The council is currently undertaking feasibility work to identify viable schemes and has also setup a Cross Party Working Group to assist in the delivery of this fund.

This page will be updated when further information becomes available and the attached consultation plan discusses what steps we will take prior to any works being carried out. For enquiries please email ltp@peterborough.gov.uk.

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Werrington Freight Loop rail improvements

Funding from the Government is being used to improve capacity and reduce journey times on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). The proposal includes the construction of a rail line between the Stamford lines (to the West of the ECML) and the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) rail lines (to the East of the ECML) to remove the conflict created when freight trains and occasional passenger services trains pass over the high speed East Coast lines.

A new two-track railway line under the ECML at Werrington junction will be created to enable high-speed trains to pass over the GNGE Line. To the North of the Cock Lane footbridge, the Stamford Lines will be widened to the west to create four tracks, of which the central two tracks would dive into a new underpass (below the ECML) and rise to meet the GNGE line approximately 600m after Lincoln Road.

For further details or to gain a better understanding of this proposed scheme please visit the Network Rail website. Detailed plans can be also be found on the Network Rail website.