11 Jul 2022 General

Kings Dyke crossing opens today – 50 years after campaign began

The road, which has been more than fifty years of campaign efforts by former Fenland District Council councillor Ralph Butcher, will be opened to drivers to ease traffic calming measures.

The new road has been designed to loop round and bypass the original level crossing, with a new bridge built over the railway, meaning traffic can now travel unhindered in both directions.

This long-awaited re-opening of the A605 from Peterborough to Whittlesey will come as a huge relief for motorists who have endured long delays in the past every time a train went through the old level crossing.