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Work to start on widening Fletton Parkway

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Work is expected to start next month (July) to widen the dual carriageway A1139 Fletton Parkway in Peterborough to three lanes in both directions between junctions two and three after Peterborough City Council awarded the main contract to Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd.

Peterborough’s Local Transport Plan forecasts a 35 per cent increase in traffic across the city between 2003 and 2021. There would be significant journey delays on the city’s parkway network, particularly Fletton Parkway, without improvement schemes such as this.

 Fletton Parkway

The £7.01 million scheme aims to mitigate congestion and to unlock development potential at the adjacent Hampton township. Currently Fletton Parkway carries 67,000 vehicles each weekday.

The extra lanes will be accommodated using central reserve land and existing hard shoulders, avoiding any impact on land outside the highway boundary or the need to widen existing bridges. The lane layout has been designed to reduce ‘weaving’ between local and through traffic.

The improvements will include additional lanes and traffic signals at the elevated junction three roundabout and an additional lane on the northbound Nene Parkway to accommodate increased exit flows from junction three.

The scheme has been designed to accommodate a separate project for construction of a pedestrian/cycle bridge over the A1139 linking the Orton housing area with Hampton, should this be required by developer O&H Hampton as a means of fulfilling its Section 106 agreement for this.

Fitzpatrick has grown organically to meet the demands of today’s construction industry into a respected multi-disciplinary contractor with a turnover approaching £400 million. It is well known for its non-confrontational, collaborative approach and successfully operates in highways maintenance; industrial, commercial and public sector building; heavy civil engineering; rail and facilities management sectors. .

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