Win-Win for Peterborough as Fengate savings put A1260 Jct 3 on the road
Members of the Combined Authority board have unanimously approved a proposal to put an underspend of £3,441,880 from Peterborough’s Fengate Access Study budget towards building the city’s A1260 Junction 32/3 project.
The Board’s decision gives the go-ahead for contracts to be signed and the use of the Transforming Cities Fund allocation for construction of the A1260.
The A1260 scheme is aimed to improve the transport environment for the people and businesses of Peterborough, and it underpins the objectives of the Combined Authority’s emerging Local Transport and Connectivity Plan.
The Board also unanimously agreed to draw down £2,860,000 from the Transforming Cities Fund to cover a raft of road safety and improvement measures across Cambridgeshire and its market towns.
To be delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council, the schemes are intended to make many smaller roads more welcoming to active travellers and help towards the goal of lessening the carbon load currently generated by Cambridgeshire’s transport network.
Among the range of schemes spread across the county will be designs for a new zebra crossing in Chatteris, speed limits in the market towns, ‘school streets’ where children’s safety and walking, cycling, and scooting into lessons is prioritised, and a new road crossing and modal filter in Cambridge.