Works are set to start from Monday, 28 July on a £50,000 scheme to improve safety and visibility at Sandhill Bridge in Littleport.

The programme of works, which is due to take two weeks, will include increasing visibility at the Victoria Street/ Branch Bank/ New River Bank junction.

The improvements follow calls locally to reduce the risk of accidents and make it easier for road users to see traffic at the junction.

Works will include the removal of existing mesh parapet fencing to improve visibility as well as relocation of street furniture such as signs and bins. To also improve the view at the junction fencing will be moved and associated works to construct new sheet pile retaining walls and associated earthworks will be carried out.

The planned works are due to take place between Monday to Friday 8am "“ 4pm. Works are expected to last 2 weeks and be completed within temporary traffic signals for the safety of the workers and the public.

Adam Cobb, Bridge Engineer for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "This £50,000 scheme should improve visibility and safety at the junction of this bridge. The design of the scheme involved local campaigners and addresses the issue of reduced visibility due to the existing fencing and bridge parapet. We apologise for any delays the works cause which we hope to finish within two weeks of its start on July 28."

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