kings dyke

The current flood closures of the B1040 north of Whittlesey and of North Bank Road once again highlight the importance of progressing King’s Dyke crossing, which I continue to raise with Cambridgeshire County Council who have overall responsibility for the scheme.

The next step involves drilling test bore holes on the A605 and a traffic order is in place, covering the next few weeks, so that this work can start as soon as the flooding has eased on the alternative access routes to Peterborough. Vegetation has also been cut back ahead of the bird-nesting season and the report from the contractors on the design and build of the bridge is due in the next few months.

Like many residents, I am frustrated at the length of time this is taking and I am surprised that some of the design work could not have been started sooner. However, I am pleased that the scheme continues to move forward and will continue to emphasise its importance to both Whittlesey and North Cambridgeshire as a whole.

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