Work to resurface and make improvements to five locations in Cambridgeshire, will be starting next week.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s programme of work aims to improve the condition of roads across the county that have deteriorated and become uneven, due to peat and other underlying ground conditions.
The work will involve major road reconstruction, which will include making deep repairs down to the foundation layers.
The programme is expected to last until winter – the first scheme will be starting on Ramsey Road (B1040) on Monday 12 August, for three weeks.
Other areas included in the programme are:
- A1101 Mildenhall Road (six weeks)
- A1303 Newmarket Road (two weeks)
- B1040 Herne Road (four weeks)
- B1095 Ramsey Road / Milk Water Drove (five weeks)
The A1303 Newmarket Road scheme will not require a full road closure and will involve replacing the existing road surface - traffic will be managed through traffic lights and a convey vehicle.
Following the council’s successful bid to central government’s ‘Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund’, repairs were carried out on deteriorated roads as part of the drought damaged roads scheme. Through this year’s road maintenance programme, the council are making further repairs to ensure smoother journeys for local residents.
Due to the extensive nature of repairs, four of the schemes will be completed under 24/7 road closures. The majority of the work on-site will be carried out during the day, between 7.30am and 6.30pm, to ensure noise and disruption is kept to a minimum.
Resurfacing schemes are weather dependent, and the dates can change at short notice – regular updates will be posted on the website and social media.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said:
“We are committed to investing in the regular maintenance of our roads to ensure they’re safe for everyone to use.
“Through this programme of work we will be able to increase the lifespan of our roads and reduce the need for future maintenance.
“I would like to thank residents in advance for their cooperation and remind them to plan their journeys ahead of time to avoid delays.”
Signed diversion routes will be in place for the duration of the work. Access to properties will be maintained at all times, however there may be a slight delay as any machinery or equipment is moved out of the way.
For more information about the schemes visit our dedicated webpage: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/resurfacing-works/