City Council receives £13.5million to improve roads, thanks to our Membership of EU

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Peterborough City Council has received major funding for two transport schemes in the city, thanks to funds from a EU backed scheme.

The Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has received millions of pounds from the government to invest in various projects in the area.

A total of £13.5million has been allocated to the Peterborough to improve Bourges Boulevard and junction 20 of the A47 in Peterborough, over three years from 2015/16.

  • The council will carry out improvements to junction 20 of the A47 to help ease congestion and create better access to Paston.
  • The council will also improve the Bourges Boulevard road corridor between Thorpe Road and Rivergate, improving traffic flow, making the road safer and more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists, and helping to unlock city centre redevelopment sites.
  • Detailed designs are not yet in place, however now the funding has been secured they will be drawn up and the public will be consulted.
  • The council hopes to start work on both schemes in mid 2015.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat City Councillor, Darren Fower said:

“The LEP is the result of the combination of two previous structural funds, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

“I myself am glad that this work will make the roads safer and more attractive for pedestrians and cyclists alike, and I wonder now if the new UKIP councillors at the Town Hall will oppose this latest scheme and object to the millions of pounds that will benefit our city and transport infrastructure?”

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