Raise B1040 slightly it will close less often when Whittlesey Wash floods

A few years ago Whittlesey Wash was re-designated by the Environment Agency as a “reservoir”.

Surely just by this action it was obvious of its intention: “Water, water everywhere.”

This renaming was well known ahead and I suspect none of us objected.

There is a simple solution to solve the highway flooding of the B1040 that would probably not cost as much as a bridge over King’s Dyke level crossing.

There is a short section of the wash that, if raised slightly, would mean the road could be opened safely on more days.


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Solving North Bank is another issue that would cost mega millions. I’m sure Peterborough City Council’s ratepayers will not wish to spend their hard-earned money on ensuring Cambridgeshire residents get to their area, say, 15 minutes quicker.

Cambridgeshireshire County Council, I am sure, is trying to act in your interests to resolve the B1040 but has its hands tied behind its back.

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The Dutch can help, but perhaps only by taking over our environmentalists for a period.

CHARLIE BEDFORD

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