£1.8m to be spent improving roads and footpaths around Wisbech in transport plan


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TWO main roads into Wisbech are set to be given a major resurface overhaul as part of improvement works costing more than £1.8million.

The works are included in the 2013/14 transport delivery plan which was approved at a meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

Lynn Road, coming into town past the park, and Cromwell Road, coming in past Tesco, have been earmarked as in need of urgent repairs to fix potholes and uneven surfaces.

A budget of £956,000 has been set aside for the Lynn Road scheme while £215,000 has been set aside for the Cromwell Road project.

The town will experience delays, especially during busy rush hour and school run times, while work is underway, but it is expected that the two road schemes will not be carried out at the same time.

Work is expected to start within six months.

Further work includes flood defences at Nene Quay (£550,000) which will continue from September to complete the project from Hill Street up to Freedom Bridge.

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A selection of uneven footpaths around the town centre will be resurfaced thanks to a budget of £165,000 while new brown directional signs will be erected with a budget of £25,000.

The money is coming from Cambridgeshire County Council’s transport Budget for 2013/14.

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