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Wisbech Access Strategy

Via the Local Growth Fund, the Business Board have funded a £9.9 million package of improvements to the road system around Wisbech.

Why is it important?

  • As part of the Fenland Local Plan, Wisbech is set to gain over 3,500 new homes and around 2,500 new jobs before 2031.
  • As Wisbech grows, the existing roads will become more crowded
  • The Local Growth Fund has allocated £9.5m to fund a package of road improvements to ease the pressure, which will enable Wisbech to grow

What difference will it make?

Improving the roads around Wisbech is expected to:

  • improve the safety of the local roads and reduce accidents
  • tackle traffic and delays, both at the locations of the improvements and the knock-on effect through Wisbech
  • support the ambitions for housing, jobs and economic growth in the area

The proposed improvements are:

  • a roundabout where Elm High Road meets Weasenham lane
  • adding extra lanes to the existing roundabout where Elm High Road meets the A47
  • replacing the staggered crossroads on the A47 at Broadend with a roundabout

What happens next?

The Full Business Case is being prepared for the improvements.

On the current timetable, the project will be completed in late 2022.

When do I have a say?

We welcome comments or suggestions at any time: please use our Contact Us form to get in touch with the transport team.

Where can I learn more?

Find out more about Local Growth Fund projects.

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