After passing the A15 the A47 quickly heads south-westwards, where after passing another grade separated junction for local essay traffic the road meets the A1260 at Longthorpe. The nene parkway terminates in the peterborough Longthorpe Grade separated junction (GSJ) (which opened in December 1987) where it meets the A1260 Nene parkway. There is a gsj for Bretton and a sainsbury's, and it passes the Bretton woods Community School. The.2m Peterborough Westwood gsj opened in January 1987. After passing this junction the A47 heads westward into open countryside where it bypasses Castor and Ailsworth before the road becomes a single carriageway before reaching the A1 at Wansford. Stanground/Kingston Park edit The A605 comes into peterborough from Whittlesey and comes into the city via the Stanground bypass. Once on the bypass the road heads towards the kingston Park distribution center and then turns right at the roundabout and continues under the A1139 Fletton Parkway. From there it follows a short piece of single carriageway until it meets up with the Stanground roundabout junction with the A1139 and B1091. From there it continues towards the city and once again under the A1139 and finally meets with the A15 at the peacock junction just short of the peterborough United football ground.
The A47 then becomes dual carriageway, passing a essay large rubbish tip to reach a major junction with the A15 at Paston. Soke parkway (Longthorpe to wansford) edit The A47 soke parkway heading towards Wansford The soke parkway consists of the entire section of the A47 that runs through Peterborough. As a trunk route, the stretch of road is maintained by the highways Agency, who have recently undertaken an update of road lighting on the route. This section of road is called the soke parkway (named after the soke of Peterborough ). When this was first built, in the mid-1970s, the A47 followed what is now the A1139 Paston Parkway. Apart from a roundabout on the eastern edge of the city, the parkway is an unbroken major dual carriageway. The road passes over the A15 (Paston Parkway) as a roundabout and than heads westwards passing one grade separated junction with a local road. The road then meets the city section of the A15 on an unusual junction. It crosses the east coast main Line near to a morrisons (former Safeway and boulevard and Brotherhood retail parks in New England.
After that junction the road takes on the form of a major dual-carriageway with its own grade separated junctions where it meets the A605 on a restricted junction before passing over the river Nene before meeting the A1179 (Longthorpe parkway) on another junction. After that junction the road quickly heads north before coming to a major junction with the A47 where the road ends on a large roundabout with the A47 passing over on top. In 2008, the city council undertook improvements to the roundabout at the southern terminus of the parkway, increasing the southbound and eastbound approaches to three approach lanes and adding a third lane northbound on the roundabout for traffic using a newly constructed running-lane between junctions. Traffic lights have also been installed. Traffic signals are also planned on the roundabout at the northern terminus of the parkway with the A47 soke parkway. Thorney to eye edit The A47 heads west to peterborough from Wisbech. It bypasses Thorney along a minor dual carriageway. Eye is bypassed by a single carriageway where the A47 meets the A16 and then the A1139 at separate roundabouts.
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The Fletton Parkway then meets the A1, the A1(M) and the A605 at Junction. When first opened in 1976 the Fletton Parkway went from the A1 at Haddon to junction 3 where it joined Peterborough's western and northern bypass roads, the nene parkway, soke parkway and Paston Parkway. A single carriageway road, Phorpres way, running parallel to the future course of the Fletton Parkway providing a link to the A15. Around 1979 when the eastern bypass, the Frank perkins Parkway, was completed the Fletton Parkway was extended to junction 4 to join it and complete the ring road A1139 Fletton Parkway northbound Exits Junction southbound Exits ikea distribution Centre, junction 4 access J3A Whittlesey, a605. There is one small roundabout which provides local access to Orton Goldway, orton southgate and Orton Brimbles. The road also helps to carry traffic to events at the nearby east of England Showground.
Longthorpe parkway and Thorpe road edit The A1179 is a short major road that is half dual carriageway and half single carriageway. It runs from the A1260 to the A15 near resume queensgate shopping centre, passing over a metal arch bridge over the east coast main line just before its eastern end. Nene parkway edit The A1260 is a major road that serves the western side of Peterborough. The road is dual-carriageway from its southern terminus with the A15 at Hampton to its northern terminus with the A47 at Longthorpe. The road is also known as the "Nene parkway" and serves as major route from getting from the southern end of Peterborough to the northern end without having to travel into the centre of the city via the A15. The road itself starts at Hampton at a small roundabout with the A15 where after it goes past Serpentine Green at another roundabout before it very quickly heads to a major junction where its meets the A1139 (Fletton Parkway).
After a second small roundabout the road passes though some housing before meeting the A15 on a major roundabout near Paston. Frank perkins Parkway edit The Frank perkins Parkway heading towards Newark The Frank perkins Parkway is named after Frank perkins, local founder of Perkins Engines and is the main Eastern Bypass for Peterborough. The parkway has access to the perkins Engines site. The parkway heads south as a major dual carriageway from a major roundabout with the A15 near eye and quickly passes its first junction, which is restricted to southbound traffic and the perkins Factory before reaching to junction 5 which is a major inlet for. The road then passes over the river Nene and quickly reaches junction 4 where it meets the A605, which runs parallel to junction 3a and the new Stanground bypass out of Peterborough and the old A605, now the B1092. The Frank perkins Parkway also becomes the Fletton Parkway here.
A1139 Frank perkins Parkway westbound Exits Junction Eastbound Exits Sleaford, a15 J8 Parnwell, parnwell way newark, oxney road J7 J6 Perkins Engines Access City centre, boongate J5 Newark, boongate city centre, a605 J4 Stanground, a605 Fletton Parkway edit Fletton Parkway comprises the entire southern bypass. The Fletton Parkway officially starts at junction 4 as a major dual carriageway before which it is named the Frank perkins Parkway due to them being constructed at different times. The later construction of junction 3a, an access road for the kingston Park distribution centres large ikea depot and the new A605 Stanground Bypass, meant a major re-design of junction 4 and a new single carriagway road running parallel with the Fletton Parkway from junctions. This follows the closure to traffic of the original junction 4 on slip road and removal of the off slip road on safety grounds. At the same time the original on slip road to the Frank perkins Parkway which actually joined the Fletton Parkway was closed and a new direct on slip road constructed to the north of junction. The dual carriageway quickly passes over the A15 before reaching the grade separated junction (3) with the A1260 which links up with the A15 and the A47. The on slip road then forms a third lane and it moves very quickly to junction two, which is a local access road to the Orton and Hampton townships, before reaching its final junction (1) with the Orton Parkway where it reverts to two lanes.
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Two roundabouts are located at either end of the trunk complex. The southern roundabout is a junction with the A1179 and gives access to the city's Bus Station (part of the shopping centre). The A15 then passes through the westgate shopping area and the city's courts before reaching a roundabout where the dual carriageway part of the road ends. City centre to norman Cross edit The A15 moves out of Peterborough heading southwards as a single carriageway road going past Peterborough United football Ground. After some traffic light junctions the A15 goes under the A1139 before coming to a roundabout for a business estate. Then the A15 quickly comes to a second roundabout with the A1260 near to serpentine Green. Then the A15 moves into open countryside before touching the outermost part of Yaxley where it best meets the B1091. The A15 again moves into countryside before reaching the A1(M) at a major junction at Norman Cross. Eye edit The A1139 starts as a single carriageway road at a minor roundabout with the A47 at eye.
Glinton to eye (Paston Parkway/A15 Spur road) edit The paston Parkway bypasses the eastern edge of Peterborough, terminating at a roundabout with the A1139, where the city bypass becomes the Frank perkins Parkway. The road starts at the southernmost roundabout of the Glinton and heads eastward as a single carriageway before coming to a roundabout for local traffic. The road then becomes a major dual carriageway, although it has only one grade separated junction (with the A47 with the other junctions being roundabouts. In 2008, peterborough City council funded the dualling of the northernmost stretch of the paston Parkway between two roundabouts east of Gunthorpe. This has significantly reduced congestion, as the route is used as a commuter run between the city's Eastern Industry development in Fengate and settlements north of the city. City centre edit The A15 moves southward as a minor dual carriageway from its junction with the A47 with several more roundabouts lining its route. The road goes past some rail sidings that are rarely used and also goes past a retail shopping area on the site of the city's former Parcel Force depot. After passing the city's toys r us store homework the A15 reaches queensgate Shopping Centre. The road passes the shopping centre between two of the centre's major Car Parks with a 1980s style footbridge crossing over the top.
another grade separated junction before reaching the A1139/A605 Oundle section grade separated junction. This is also where the A1(M) starts and as a motorway the road quickly moves southward to reach the A15 at Norman Cross where the motorway moves out of the peterborough area. Glinton to new England (Werrington Parkway) edit, the werrington Parkway runs from the south. Glinton, where the A15 forks into the peterborough east bypass and main road into the city centre. The road is dual carriageway from. Glinton to the centre of Peterborough. There are no grade separated junctions along its route but does contain a number of smaller roundabouts which give direct and easy access to werrington and its industrial estates. The parkway then becomes less and standard dual-carriageway to which speed limits are in place to pass through New England and its retail park along with a major supermarket just prior to reaching the junction with the A47 at a major junction. Because of the speed restrictions along the majority of its route traffic coming into peterborough are now encouraged to use the paston Parkway instead to access the city centre and in the past few years signposts have been changed to reflect this.
Peterborough is to date the only city within the United Kingdom to use the system in this way and has been using this system since the 1970s. Parkways and major roads edit, the parkways were constructed under guidelines from the. Peterborough development Corporation as a system of high speed roads to connect the new townships which housed London's post-war overspill population and were mostly built from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. The majority of Peterborough's parkways are dual carriageways, to accommodate the large essay quantity of local traffic within the city, and national and regional traffic bypassing. However, due to their age, many of the parkways do not have hard-shoulders. Most of the parkways that bypass the city have graded roundabout junctions. Wittering to norman Cross edit, the A1 is located just to the west of Peterborough. The road does not play a major part in Peterborough's road network itself although it is a major route.
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The, city of, peterborough in the, east of England has an extensive and shakespeare well integrated road network, owing partly to its status as a new town. Since the 1960s, the city has seen considerable expansion and its various suburbs are linked by a system of parkways. Peterborough's Parkways, despite its large-scale growth, peterborough has the fastest peak and off-peak travel times for a city of its size in the United Kingdom, due to the construction of the parkways. Local Transport Plan anticipates expenditure totalling around 180 million for the period up to 2010 on major road schemes to accommodate future development. 1, the, a1/A1(M) broadly follows the path of the historic. Great North road from London, through Peterborough (Junction 17 continuing north a further 335 miles (539 km) to central. Contents, numbered Junctions edit, peterborough has so many roundabouts and grade separated junctions within its roads and parkway system that junctions are numbered using the same system as is used to number British motorway and major A road junctions to guide and help drivers.