King’s Dyke: Council pressing ahead with plans to eliminate bottle neck crossing

22 Sep

Cambridgeshire County Council will be holding a public consultation on plans for the grade-separation of the present King’s Dyke level crossing near Whittlesey. For many years there has been talk of eliminating the bottle neck caused by the busy rail line over which about 120 trains pass on a daily basis. The cost of the grade-separation scheme is GBP13 million.

The public consultation comes as the council confirms that the original seven options have been narrowed to just three; one on the alignment of the level crossing to the level crossing and one to either side. With 12,000 traverses on an average day and a peak daily usage of 17,000 road vehicles, construction beginning in 2016 will be welcome news.

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