Wisbech second to Cambridge for highways investment last year with more projects planned

09:45 14 May 2014

Wisbech Town bridge closed for works, Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech Town bridge closed for works, Picture: Steve Williams.

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About £3.2 million was spent on improving Wisbech’s roads in 2013/4, making it second in the county to Cambridge City in terms of investment.

Projects which were completed as part of the 2013/4 Transport Delivery Plan included new traffic signals at Nene Quay and Freedom Bridge, flood and footway improvements on Norfolk Street and work on the A1101 (North End, Sutton Road, Leverington Road, Churchill Road), Cromwell Road, Lynn Road and Weasenham Lane.

There are also ongoing projects to resurface the Town Bridge and improve drainage on Love Lane.

A Cambridgeshire County Council spokesman said: “Maintaining the highways across Cambridgeshire is a top priority for the council.

“This is especially true in rural areas which have much more challenging conditions, unstable soils and heavy use by agriculture and heavy good vehicles.

“As part of the Wisbech 2020 project the county council is also committed to improving conditions and the quality of life for the local community.”

A host of projects are planned for 2014/5 including work on Nene Quay and Freedom Bridge.

Phases four and five of the Nene Quay strengthening project will cost £500,000, £210,000 will be spent on South Brink carriageway maintenance, £100,000 on Chapel Road maintenance and £107,500 on Freedom Bridge.

In addition to this, £25,000 will be spent on improving the town’s visitor signage, £15,000 on managing traffic in the market place, £10,000 on a pedestrian crossing on Chapel Road and £3,600 on parking enforcement in Lynn Road.

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