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Work to improve safety and traffic flow through the B1049 junction at Histon green is due to start on Monday (8 April) for ten weeks.

The scheme will involve widening the B1049 at the junction and upgrading the traffic lights. The new lights will provide intervals allowing pedestrians to cross more safely and there will be better provision for both north and southbound motorists turning right.

The work is due to take place at the junction for ten weeks and Impington Lane will be closed 24/7. There will be three-way temporary traffic signals during the work at the junction.

While the road is closed, diversions will be in place along New Road, the B1049 Water Lane and Bridge Road. Access will be maintained but there are no homes or businesses within the work area.

Two temporary bus stops will be moved to the B1049 for buses that currently run along Impington Lane during the closure. School buses will be able to access Impington Village College along New Road.

The work will be carried out between 7am and 7pm, this will allow for as much work as possible to be done while the road is closed and shorten the duration of the work.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “The work will provide much-needed improvements to the way traffic flows at the Histon crossroads and will help to reduce journey times.

“While there may be some disruption during the work, access will be maintained and we have worked closely with the bus operators to ensure bus services are not impacted.”

Local Councillor for Histon and Impington, Cllr David Jenkins said: “This is a much welcome improvement especially in regard to safety at the junction but it will cause some disruption.

“I also note that work continues further along the B1049 at the A14 junction but that close co-operation between the Histon & Impington Parish Council, the County Council and the A14 people is resulting in measures to mitigate its impact.”

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