County council investing £2m to improve Wisbech North Ward

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Cambridgeshire County Council is about to invest £2m improving roads and drainage in Wisbech’s North Ward.

Work will start on November 19 and is expected to take about six months to complete.

After heavy rain, parts of North Ward have experienced problems with surface water flooding and changes to traffic over the last 60 years, including an increase in heavy goods vehicles, has caused damage particularly to Mount Pleasant and Osborne Road.

Work includes improving the surface water drainage system including new soakaways and repair and reconstruction of areas of highway.

County Council Cabinet Member for Community Infrastructure, Councillor Tony Orgee, 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 Key.

“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.”

Local road closures will be put in place during phases of the work with signed diversions. 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.”