A scheme to help pedestrians and developed with Histon and Impington Parish Council is due to start on Tuesday, August 26.

Cambridgeshire County Council aims to provide a number of improvements for pedestrians crossing Station Road and the Green in Histon as well as make provision for the installation of a zebra crossing.

The road width of the Station Road junction will be reduced making it easier for pedestrians to cross and give them better visibility of approaching traffic. The narrower junction layout will help safety by also reducing the speed of vehicles turning into Station Road.

The footway on the south side of The Green between Station Road and Brook Close will be widened by 0.5m. The long dropped kerb along this length will be lifted to the same level as the other kerbs so that the footway will no longer slope towards the road.

It is intended that a Zebra crossing will be installed across The Green by Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) at a later date. As the green has Town & Village Green status the Council is currently going through the process to obtain permission to install the lighting columns for the Zebra crossing.

Until the columns for the Zebra crossing and the related power supplies are installed a temporary footway surface will be left on the areas of footway that are widened. This means that the works can then be completed without having to dig up a permanent surface while in the meantime pedestrians can benefit from the new safety improvements.

The work will start on Tuesday August 26 and take approximately four weeks to complete. Most of the work will necessitate the use of temporary traffic signals.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "We have worked with Histon and Impington Parish Council to develop this scheme to meet local needs and concerns. It is part of Cambridgeshire County Council's wider commitment to design and deliver schemes with the help and support of the community. We apologise for any disruption the works may cause and we will put a more permanent surface in once we have the approval for the installation of a zebra crossing."

Cambridgeshire County Councillor David Jenkins, Local Member for Cottenham, Histon and Impington, said: "'This is a good scheme and a part of a program to improve the High Street in terms of safety and access. This junction is especially important as it's on a major school route and the more we can do to reduce traffic speeds and to improve the condition of pavements the better it will be.'

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