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Plans to replace Peterborough’s Rhubarb Bridge will be unveiled next week.
The bridge above the Brotherhood’s roundabout will be replaced by pedestrian ground-level crossings.
A public meeting will take place on Wednesday to show the public Peterborough City Council’s thoughts on the project so far.
The meeting is open to all and will take place at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1203 Bourges Boulevard, off Peppercorn Close, between 3pm and 7pm.
The replacement of the bridge, which is at the end of its life, is part of a £5.5 million upgrade to improve Junction 18 of the A47/A15 which was agreed in March as part of the council’s 2017/18 budget.
The area covers the junction at the roundabout separating Lincoln Road (Brotherhood Retail Park and Morrisons), Bourges Boulevard (Boulevard Retail Park and Maskew Avenue Retail Park).
Cabinet member responsible for growth, planning services, housing and economic development, Cllr Peter Hiller, said the changes will help the city cope better with growing traffic.
He added: “We know some residents have stated that they were keen to see a replacement network of bridges, however this could cost up to £30 million and we don’t have that level of funding available.
“Furthermore we believe the replacement scheme, focusing on ground-level crossing facilities, will help improve accessibility for all users.”