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Electricity cabling work is due to start along Hills Road in Cambridge, next month, to help benefit a new facility at Cambridge Assessment.

The work to lay a cable will take place between Cherry Hinton Road and Brooklands Avenue and then continue into Brooklands Avenue, Clarendon Road, Fitzwilliam Road and Shaftesbury Road.  It is due to start on Saturday 22 July and will last approximately four weeks on Hills Road and two weeks on Brooklands Avenue.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been working closely with partners to ensure both the cable and new cycle way work can happen, during the school summer holidays, whilst minimising disruption to those who use the road. 

Before the cable work can begin, contractors will remove two kerbed islands on Hills Road Bridge to allow two-way traffic to remain in place on Hills Road.  This will happen week beginning 17 July, for approximately three nights to minimise disruption.

The electricity work will be carried out in three phases by UK Power Networks:

Phase 1:  work at the junction of Cherry Hinton Road will require temporary traffic signals and delays should be expected. Drivers are asked to allow extra time for their journeys. Also, work will start on 22 July in Clarendon Road, Fitzwilliam Road and Shaftesbury Road.  When the work takes place in Clarendon Road and Fitzwilliam Road parking will need to be temporarily suspended.

Phase 2: work on Hills Road Bridge. Two-way traffic will be maintained but the cycle lanes will be suspended so motorists and cyclists should take extra care and delays should be minimal.

Phase 3: work at the junction with Brooklands Avenue and along Brooklands Avenue.  Temporary traffic signals will be in place for this phase and delays should be expected. Drivers are asked to allow extra time for their journeys. 

UK Power Networks will be working longer hours and weekends to reduce the overall duration and may work from 7.30am until midnight if required. Noise will be kept to a minimum between 8pm and midnight.

UK Power Networks will be informing those residents directly affected and advance warning signs will be in place. It is essential that both schemes are carried out during the summer holidays to ensure the work is completed to programme. 

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