Whittlesey Washes Phase Two Almost Finished

The second phase of improvements to flood banks at Whittlesey Washes is nearly complete. 

The Green Wheel cycle path between Stanground and Whittlesey was expected to remain diverted until the end of November, while a low, 249m-long concrete wall was built as part of a scheme to improve flood defenses.

When the whole £26 million Environment Agency-led scheme is complete, a 16km stretch of the South Bank will have been strengthened.

The Environment Agency catchment engineer Guy Szomi said: “The Whittlesey Washes project will improve the condition of the South Barrier Bank so it can continue to protect hundreds of homes, roads, and railways in and around Peterborough, as well as 8,000 hectares of farmland to the southeast of the city.

The remaining phase of the scheme sees bank work being carried out between Poplar House Farm and Bassenhally.

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