Funding for Motorists at Kings Dyke secured
For many years, the railway level crossing at Kings Dyke has caused tailbacks and frustration for many motorists facing delays. Working with local councillors we built the case for funding which was finally confirmed in full this year by the Combined Authority. Work is now well-progressed on the project which is due to be open for motorists by the end of 2020.
Kings Dyke update – 18-6-19
I was very concerned to learn there is a further delay on the Kings Dyke crossing. I am working with Cambridgeshire County Council to understand how this has happened. The Council is currently considering recently received and revised projections on costs and timings from its contractor, Kier, before it assesses options available to move this important project forward. It will continue to do this in full consultation with the Combined Authority.
The delays at the level crossing are a great source of frustration for Whittlesey residents and businesses and I have been assured by the Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Steve Count, that he is actively taking steps to ensure that the Combined Authority and County Council work together constructively to progress this important infrastructure project as quickly as possible for the benefit of Whittlesey and the whole of Fenland. I will be monitoring progress very closely to ensure the work continues to move forward.