Six months of closures and diversions for Wisbech, but a �2m boost for town’s pot-holed roads

Work will start on Monday on a �2m package of road improvements in Wisbech.

After heavy rain, parts of the town's North Ward have experienced problems with surface water flooding.

Increasing numbers of heavy goods vehicles have also caused damage to roads, especially Mount Pleasant Road and Osborne Road to the north of the town centre.

The scheme, which is expected to take six months to complete, includes improving the surface water drainage system, with new soakaways and the repair and reconstruction of areas of highway.

Tony Orgee, Cambridgeshire's cabinet member for community infrastructure, said: 'This project is another example of the county council's commitment to improving the highway infrastructure in Wisbech and follows on from the work we have already carried out around the Boathouse on Nene Quay.

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'The current scheme will enhance the drainage system and much improve the highway network and by using materials from the site which will be recycled we can cut the time taken for the work at keep costs to a minimum.'

Road closures will be put in place during phases of the work with signed diversions.

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Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times, but drivers are being warned to find alternative routes or allow extra time for their journey.

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