From January to June 2018, cycleway construction works will be carried out between Bluntisham and Earith along with wider improvement works to current cycling and pedestrian infrastructure towards St. Ives. These works once complete, will improve sustainable transport links to St. Ives and nearby villages and enhance the cycling network within the Huntingdonshire region.

Works to be carried out

  • Construction of a 1.4 km cycleway/footway between Bluntisham and Earith.
  • Connecting the current cycleway on Station road with the cycleway along Needingworth road to establish a continuous network.
  • Traffic island crossings at junctions to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Installing a cycle bridge over the drainage ditch at White Bridge on Station road.
  • Traffic calming scheme in Bridge Road, Earith to install lining, signage and entrance gates.
  • Resurfacing of the carriageway of Bluntisham Road, Rectory Road, and Station Road and all road markings replaced. Please note, overnight road closures will need to be in effect while carriageway resurfacing is taking place.

To view detailed work plans for each of the works, please see the below:

Bluntisham to Earith cycleway - project overview

Updated 24 January 2018

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Bluntisham existing cycleways link up

Plan

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Bluntisham to Earith cycleway

Updated 24 January 2018

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Bridge Street, Earith traffic calming measures

Plan

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White Bridge cycle bridge, Station Road

Plan

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Construction drawings for the Bluntisham to Earith cycleway

Construction drawings for Bluntisham to Earith cycleway

Part 1. Plans may be subject to change

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Construction drawings for Bluntisham to Earith cycleway

Part 2. Plans may be subject to change

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Construction drawings for Bluntisham to Earith cycleway

Part 3. Plans may be subject to change

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Planned work schedule

Traffic management and road closures

Start dateEnd dateTraffic managementRoad affectedWorks being undertaken
6 November 2017  19 January 2018 Traffic lights Station Road, Bluntisham (North section) Construct link of existing cycleways
22 January 2018 9 March 2018 Traffic lights Station Road, Bluntisham (South section) Construct link of existing cycleways
29 January 2018 22 June 2018

Traffic lights

A1123 between Bluntisham and Earith Allow widening of footway, amendments to junctions and installation of traffic islands.
12 March 2018 12 March 2018 (one night only)

Road closure between 8:30pm and 6am. View map of closure and diversion route.

Traffic lights during the day

Station Road, Bluntisham (South section) Installing bridge over ditch
12 March 2018 14 March 2018

Road closure between 8:30pm and 6am. View map of closure and diversion route.

Traffic lights during the day

Bridge Road, Earith Relocate village entrance and install traffic island
12 March 2018 23 March 2018

Road closure between 8:30pm and 6am. View map of closure and diversion route.

Traffic lights during the day

Needingworth Bypass, Needingworth

Bluntisham Road (A1123), Needingworth

Needingworth Road, Bluntisham

Resurface carriageway and replace road markings
12 March 2018 13 April 2018

Traffic lights

Station Road, Bluntisham (South section)

Finish link of existing cycleways

As with all our highway resurfacing works, this schedule is weather dependent and poor weather could result in delays. Changes to the work schedule will be posted on this webpage. You can also follow our twitter page @Cambs_Traffic or check local signage for updates during these works.

Information for residents

Resurfacing works

The road will be closed overnight only between 8:30pm and 6:00am. The road will be open during the day for traffic.

Our contractors  will allow you access to and from your property. Depending on where the works are at the time, you may be escorted through the work  to ensure both yours and our workforce’s safety. Please be advised if material has just been laid you may experience a wait. 

Where possible our contractors will allow access to residents of Bluntisham however, we advise residents to enter and exit Bluntisham via other roads as you may have to wait if material has just been laid.

There will be a fully signed diversion route in place. View closure and diversion routes plans.

Yes, as long as the driver explains they are delivering to a resident in Bluntisham then our contractors  will let them through when it is safe to do so.

There will be some noise, but where possible noise will be kept to a minimum. Our contractors will ensure the noisiest machinery is not being used after midnight, when possible.

Cycleway works

No, all utilities have been picked up as part of the design. Everything will be marked on site and trial holes will be dug before works start.

Where possible and if required, we will be resurfacing accesses along the cycleway route up to the highway boundary.

Yes, our contractors will ensure all accesses remain clear. When resurfacing work is due to take place directly outside your property the contractors will liaise directly with you to make sure you are aware.

Working on site will generally take place between 8:00am – 6:00pm.

At times there will be traffic lights in place at all times due to sections of the footway being closed and a temporary one being set up on the road. These sections will be kept as short as possible to keep disruption to a minimum. Our contractors will be manually controlling the traffic lights during the busiest periods.

When the traffic lights are not required to be in place 24/7, they will be used between 8:00am and 6:00pm.

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