Kings Dyke update
Residents will know the Kings Dyke crossing scheme has been progressing at pace and I visited again recently for an update. The earthworks on the eastern side of the railway is moving on rapidly and the partial filling of Star Pit looks complete. The reinforced earth abutments, which connect the deck of the bridge with the ground and supports its weight have now reached their full height. On Monday the two-way traffic lights were installed on the A605 to allow the movement of a gas main where the new road is due to join the existing road. The lights will be in place for four or five weeks and will be manually controlled on site during peak traffic hours to monitor the traffic flow. I know the team at Jones Bros and Cambridgeshire County Council has worked closely with Peterborough City Council to minimise disruption and co-ordinate with work going on at Pondersbridge at the same time. This £32m project for a new road and bridge is sorely needed and will benefit residents and businesses when complete at the end of next year. It is great to see so much progress has been made and will update again further as work continues.