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Engineers at Cambridgeshire County Council are working to find solutions to the congestion after the installation of the new traffic lights at Hills Road roundabout.

The lights and work at the roundabout was carried out by contractors working on behalf of a developer on the campus. The changes were delivered as part of the planning conditions required for the expansion of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The traffic lights were installed for safety reasons, to manage traffic and allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the roundabout.

Since the traffic lights were switched on last week (Thursday 5 October), concerns have been raised by residents, commuters and organisations on the campus.

Graham Hughes, Executive Director for Economy, Transport and Environment, said:

“We take seriously the concerns we’ve heard from people using Hills Road and the A1307 who have been caught up in congestion at the roundabout.  

“I’d like to reassure people we are doing all we can with the developers to find solutions to the problem, for example, we are monitoring the site regularly, we have already made some changes to the timings at Red Cross Lane pedestrian crossing and working with the developers to refine the lights.

“We’re also collecting real-time data from the site and comparing this to last year. We will continue our efforts to investigate potential solutions.” 

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