"Northey Gravel Bridge Replacement on Northey Rd / North Bank is now at a stage where the road can be re-opened, as programmed, by the end of the day this Friday 14th Jan. The traffic will still be controlled across the bridge in a narrow lane as works will still be ongoing for a few weeks completing the finishing touches. The road will have to be closed again for a few hours on a weekend to enable a crane to lift out the temporary footbridge.
The scheme has been a success, on programme and within budget despite challenging conditions, maintaining a valuable access into the City which can really be appreciated when not available during the works.I am not sure how people view the comment that the scheme has been a success. From my perspective it has been badly planned and organised and the views of Whittlesey residents have largely been ignored. Having been to see the new bridge on Friday I also have concerns about the impact the widening will have on the speed of traffic approaching the river from the Peterborough end, which I will follow up. But, nonetheless it is great news that the access is to be reopened.