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Road maintenance programme set to start in Cambridgeshire

08 March 2022

A significant maintenance programme involving road surface treatment will start next week (14 March) to help maintain and improve the quality of roads across Cambridgeshire.

A number of schemes – which are part of the spring Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment Programme – will begin on Monday 14 March in Wisbech and is scheduled to finish in Waterbeach on 13 May.

More than one million pounds will be invested in the project, targeting 66 sites across Cambridgeshire.

Micro Asphalt is a thin pre-mixed material which will be laid over the road surface to prevent damage, improve safety and increase the lifespan of the roads.

The process is weather dependent and requires the road surface to be dry. As a result, planned dates for the work may change at short notice.

All roads are required to be closed in order for these works to be carried out, and where possible, a signed diversion route will be in place. Advanced warning signs will be put out a minimum of 14 days before the works start.

Access to and from properties will be possible during throughout the scheme. This may be affected by the type of work carried out at the time and so local residents will receive a leaflet with more information and are encouraged to speak to teams onsite if they have any questions.

Vehicles are asked not to park on the road during these works.

Councillor Peter McDonald, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, said: “It is so important that roads across the county are well maintained, ensuring safety for all road users across Cambridgeshire. This programme is a vital part of this and I am pleased such a large-scale project will be carried out this spring.”

Information relating to these works are available on the Cambridgeshire County Council website using the links below: