With summer on our doorstep and after a damaging winter, work to get Cambridgeshire roads ready for the year ahead is about to start.

A £5 million programme of work, which will see 43 sections of road in Cambridgeshire resurfaced, will start at the end of May in South Cambridgeshire and will continue in Huntingdonshire, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire throughout June.

Further roads will benefit from the funding and will be resurfaced in the autumn.

During this work, some roads will need to be closed from 8am until 6pm. The work is weather dependent as it needs to be dry for the resurfacing material to be applied, so these dates are subject to change.

Advanced warning signs will be displayed before the work is due to start and diversions will be in place. The team will ensure local residents and businesses have access wherever possible.

The team will be using a new machine, called the ‘Etnyre’, the only one of its kind in the country, it is wide enough to surface the entire width of road in one go. This will enable our crews to be more efficient and finish the work earlier and minimise the disruption to drivers.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter, said: “The resurfacing work is part of our commitment to maintaining the county’s roads and will ensure smoother journeys and maintain safety.

“We are reliant on the weather for this type of work, which I appreciate makes it difficult for people to plan ahead, but the new machine will make the whole process faster and much more efficient. We would like to thank everyone for their patience while the work is carried out.”

Letters will be delivered to those residents and businesses directly affected by the work in advance.

Drivers are asked to look out for the advance warning signs and keep up to date with information about the work on Twitter - Cambs_Traffic or CambsCC. Further information for residents impacted by the work can be found on our website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/surfacetreatments

The roads that will be resurfaced, along with approximate timings (subject to change), are listed below:

  1. A505 Nemarket Road, Fowlmere – traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 29 May
  2. A505 Newmarket Road, Melbourn - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 29 May
  3. A603 Cambridge Road, Wimpole - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 31 May
  4. A10 Dunsbridge Turnpike, Shepreth - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 31 May
  5. A10 Royston Road, Foxton - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 31 May
  6. Haverhill Road, Stapleford – road will be closed on 1 June
  7. A10 Melbourn bypass, Melbourn - road will be closed on 2 June
  8. A10 Meldreth bypass, Meldreth - road will be closed on 2 June
  9. A10 Cambridge Road, Foxton - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 4 June
  10. A1307 Linton bypass, Linton - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 5 June
  11. Upend Kirtling - road will be closed on 5 June
  12. Upend road, Ashley - road will be closed on 5 June
  13. Weirs Drove, Burwell - road will be closed on 6 June
  14. A10 Cambridge Road, Stretham - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 7 June
  15. A10 Littleport bypass, Littleport - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 7 June
  16. B1411 Ely Road, Little Downham - road will be closed on 8 June
  17. B1411 Church Way, Little Downham - road will be closed on 11 June
  18. B1411 Downham Road, Ely - road will be closed on 11 June
  19. A142 Witchford Road, Ely - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 11 June
  20. A142 Witchford bypass, Witchford - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 12 June
  21. A142 Chatteris Road, Mepal - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 13 June
  22. A142 Iretons Way, Chatteris - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 13 June
  23. A141 High Fen Straight Drove, Warboys - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 14 June
  24. B1101 March Road, Friday Bridge - road will be closed on 15 June
  25. A1198 Papworth Everard bypass, Papworth Everard - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 15 June
  26. A1198 Caxton bypass, Caxton - traffic will be controlled by stop and go signs on 16 June
  27. B1040 East Delph, Whittlesey - road will be closed on 20 June
  28. B1040 Warboys Road, Bury - road will be closed on 20 June
  29. B1040 Airfield Road, Warboys - road will be closed on 21 June
  30. B1090 Sawtry Way, Wyton - road will be closed on 21 June
  31. B1090 Sawtry Way, Kings Ripton - road will be closed on 22 June
  32. B1090 St Ives Road, Abbots Ripton - road will be closed on 22 June
  33. B1090 The Green, Abbots Ripton - road will be closed on 22 June
  34. C100 Toll Bar Way, Sawtry - road will be closed on 22 June
  35. C100 Bill Hall Way, Sawtry - road will be closed on 25 June
  36. B660 Glatton Ways, Glatton - road will be closed on 25 June
  37. B671 Wansford Road, Elton - road will be closed on 25 June
  38. B671 Wansford Road, Elton - road will be closed on 26 June
  39. B662 Clopton Road, Old Weston - road will be closed on 26 June
  40. B660 Fox Road, Catworth - road will be closed on 26 June
  41. C164 Kimbolton Road, Stow Longa - road will be closed on 27 June
  42. C164 Stow Road, Kimbolton - road will be closed on 27 June
  43. B661 East Perry, Perry – road will be closed on 27 June

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