Peterborough City Council have been successful in their bid for funding for A15 Vehicle restraint system (Safety Barriers) replacement work along nearly 8km of the A15, part of Peterborough’s parkway system.
The Department for Transport will provide a maximum funding contribution of £ 419,000 by 31 March 2020 towards an estimated total scheme cost of £855,000 which will be met by the bidders, Peterborough City Council.
The successful funding comes from the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Tranche 2B for the 19/20 financial year saving Peterborough taxpayers £419,000.
The Mayor of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Combined Authority, James Palmer welcomes the funding for the successful bid said:
“Keeping our roads in good condition and safe is a priority. The competition for these bids is heavily oversubscribe so this is great news for motorists on the A15. The Combined Authority is committed to a programme of works aimed at improving journeys across all our road networks, tackling congestion and ensuring the safety of all road users."
Cllr Peter Hiller, cabinet member for strategic planning, commercial strategy and investment, for Peterborough City Council said:
"The funding towards the replacement of the safety barriers along nearly eight kilometres of the A15 has come at an opportune time. The current barriers will soon need to be replaced. I am delighted that the work we put in to making the case for the funding has paid off and that the council's commitment to provide 51 per cent of the funding has helped secure this money for our city
"This funding will save Peterborough taxpayers from picking up a bill of more than £400,000 and will ensure that safety along the parkway continues."