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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - PT CAMPAIGN -

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.”

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