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A proposal to get freeport status for two East Anglian ports should be welcomed by businesses and residents in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, the region’s mayor has said.
The keenly-anticipated options for improving the A141 around Huntingdon were today made public by Mayor James Palmer on a new microsite set up to ask people’s preference.
People with an interest in how the A141 road is to be improved will get a platform for their views on possible options when Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority launches its A141 – Have Your Say!
Construction of the improvements at Ely’s Lancaster Way Roundabout is scheduled to start on February 1st after planners adapted the scheme to include suggestions from the public about how the layout could be improved for pedestrians and cyclists as well as for motorists.
Today’s meeting of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board moved forward planned improvements of the A16 at Norwood - expected to unlock substantial housing development and growth in Peterborough - by unanimously approving the drawdown of money to produce the Outline Business Case.
Improvements to a busy section of road in Peterborough have now been completed, benefiting motorists and pedestrians.
Peterborough residents and road users can now give their opinion on Combined Authority-funded plans to improve two major Peterborough city chokepoints, freeing up access for cyclists and pedestrians, and easing traffic jams and delays.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, headed by Mayor James Palmer, has appointed the design, engineering, and project management consultant, Atkins, to press forward delivery of the much-needed A141 Huntingdon Bypass.
Thanks to a ‘virtual road-trip’ which went live this week, people can have their say on the shortlist of options being considered to improve the Ely-Cambridge stretch of the A10, despite Covid-19 safeguards restricting public gatherings.
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.