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Work to repair roads in the centre of Cambridge will begin on Monday 25 March for four nights.

Following some resurfacing work in the summer 2017, it soon became clear that the road surface had started to deteriorate on Bridge Street and Magdalene Street.

The highways team, working with their contractor Skanska, carried out an investigation and took samples along sections of the road. This highlighted errors in the way the road had been resurfaced. 

As a result, the resurfacing work will be re-done along Bridge Street and Magdalene Street overnight from 10pm until 6am to minimise disruption. 

There will be a signed diversion route in place along Jesus Lane, Maids Causeway and Northampton Street. Access will be maintained for pedestrians while cyclists will be asked to dismount and walk through the work area. 

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate this is frustrating for those in the area, but we wanted to explain and reassure people we’re looking into how this happened to ensure it doesn’t occur again. 

“We have worked with our contractor to make sure the repairs can be carried out overnight and during the week when it would cause the least amount of disruption for residents and businesses. We’re also making sure other planned work is done at the same time.” 

John Birkenhead, Business Director at Skanska said: “As soon as the County Council brought this to our attention, we’ve been investigating how it happened and will work with them to ensure it’s put right, with the least amount of disruption possible.”

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