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Resurfacing works 2019

Work to resurface and make improvements to locations in Cambridgeshire will be starting in August 2019.

Cambridgeshire County Council's programme of works aims to improve the condition of roads across the county that are suffering from surface deterioration.

The work will involve major road reconstruction, which will include making deep repairs down to the foundation layers.

Due to the extensive nature of repairs, four of the schemes will be completed under 24/7 road closures. The majority of work on-site will be carried out during the day, between 7.30am and 6.30pm , to ensure noise and disruption is kept to a minimum. All work will take place Monday to Friday only. 

Access to properties will be maintained at all times, however there may be a slight delay as any machinery or equipment is moved out of the way.

As with all our resurfacing work, the timings and dates for schemes like this are weather dependent and can change at short notice.

For updates on the projects, you can follow us on Twitter @CambsCC and @Cambs_Traffic or visit our Facebook page @CambridgeshireCC.

B1040 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey

Work start date: 12 August 2019
Duration: Four weeks - Works complete
Location of work:
From level crossing towards Pondersbridge
Traffic management: 24/7 road closure
Diversion route: Yes

B1040 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey - diversion route map

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B1040 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey - overview drawing

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The road surface has deteriorated and become uneven, due to peat and other underlying ground conditions.

This scheme is divided into two sections and will see the complete reconstruction of the top 400mm of the road in one of these, including two layers of geo grid, an 80mm binder course, and 50mm surface course. Whilst in the second section we will overlaying the existing road with a 50mm layer of material, providing a new, more level surface.

The existing road will be broken down, combined and recycled into the new road layers. This means we won’t have to import new material, reducing both the cost of the scheme, and the counties carbon footprint. The binder and surface course layers will then be replaced to ensure a smooth road surface with the two grids ensuring that the previous heaving issues don’t reoccur.

In addition to the road upgrade, as part of the scheme, we will also be undertaking verge and sign maintenance.

A1101 Mildenhall Road, Littleport

Work start date: 19 August 2019
Duration: Six weeks - Works extended by one week. Due to finish on 18 October 2019
Location of work: From junction with B1382 to junction with A10
Traffic management: 24/7 road closure
Diversion route: Yes

The road surface has deteriorated and become uneven, due to peat, erosion of existing embankments and other underlying ground conditions.

This scheme is divided into four sections and will involve a complete reconstruction of the top 400mm of the road in each of these, including two layers of geo grid, (additionly, in the sections experiencing embankment erosion, the bottom layer will also include a cellular, fillable webbing to strengthen the edges of the carriageway), an 80mm binder course, and 50mm surface course.

The existing road will be broken down, combined and recycled into the new road layers. This means we won’t have to import new material, reducing both the cost of the scheme, and the county's carbon footprint. The binder and surface course layers will then be replaced to ensure a smooth road surface with the two grids ensuring that the previous heaving issues don’t reoccur.

In addition to the road upgrade, as part of the scheme, we will also be undertaking verge maintenance and sign replacement.

A1303 Newmarket Road, Cambridge

Work start date: 27 August 2019
Times: Between 8pm and 6am and then between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Duration: Two weeks - Works complete
Location of work:
 Between A14 and A1134 RABs
Traffic management: Convoy - where a highways vehicle will escort traffic at a certain speed past the roadworks.

A1303 Newmarket Road, Cambridge - overview drawing

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Section of deteriorated road along Newmarket Road where existing surface has reached the end of its serviceable life.

Resurfacing works will take place between the A14 and Airport Way roundabouts for approximately 1.5km.

This will involve full width plane and inlay to a depth of 50mm with a new surface course being laid. The new surface course will be durable, noticeably quieter, and long lasting. This will take place overnight and during the day, under convoy working. This means the road can still be used as a through route, although speeds will be limited to 10mph by an escort vehicle, as the other lane of the carriageway will be being resurfaced at the same time.

In addition to the road upgrades, we will also undertake gully emptying, vegetation clearance and ironwork repairs. We will also be refreshing the markings on the cycleway running alongside the A1303 as part of these works.

B1040 Herne Road, Ramsey

Work start date: 9 September 2019 
Duration: Four weeks

Location of work:
 From de-restricted limit at Ramsey St Mary towards Pondersbridge
Traffic management: 24/7 road closure
Diversion route: Yes

B1040 Herne Road, Ramsey - diversion route map

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B1040 Herne Road, Ramsey - overview drawing

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The road surface has deteriorated and become uneven, due to peat and other underlying ground conditions. Footpath alongside the road has also deteriorated to the same extent.

This scheme is divided into two distinct sections and will involve carrying out a complete reconstruction of the top 400mm of the road in both of these, including two layers of geo grid, to reinforce the existing verge the bottom layer will also include a cellular, fillable webbing to strengthen the edge of the carriageway opposite the footpath, an 80mm binder course, and 50mm surface course.

In addition to this, we will also be reconstructing the footpath running alongside the road in these two locations.

The existing road will be broken down, combined and recycled into the new road layers. This means we won’t have to import new material, reducing both the cost of the scheme, and the county's carbon footprint. The binder and surface course layers will then be replaced to ensure a smooth road surface with the two grids ensuring that the previous heaving issues don’t reoccur.

The existing footpath will be broken out and reconstructed, with a new kerb line at the front and concrete edging at the back.

B1095 Milk Water Drove

Work start date: 14 October 2019
Duration: Five weeks. Works due to be completed by 15 November 2019

Location of work:
 Three sections along route 
Traffic management: 24/7 road closure
Diversion route: Yes - please see Diversion Route 1 map below, which will be the main diversion route for these works, except during 27-28 October and 3-4 November, when Diversion Route 2 will be in place.

Diversion Route 1 - B1095 Milk and Water Drove, Farcet via Whittlesey - Diversion Route Map

The main diversion route for the works on B1095 Milk Water Drove. This diversion will not be in place during 27-28 October and 3-4 November when Diversion Route 2 (below) will be in place.

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Diversion Route 2 - B1095 Milk and Water Drove, Farcet - diversion route map

This diversion only applies for 27-28 October and 3-4 November 2019, when Network Rail will be undertaking overnight work at the Kings Dyke A605 level crossing.

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The road surface has deteriorated and become uneven, due to peat and other underlying ground conditions. End of serviceable life of the existing surface course.

This scheme is divided into two distinct sections and will involve carrying out a complete reconstruction of the top 400mm of the road in one of these, including two layers of geo grid, to reinforce the existing verge the bottom layer will also include a cellular, fillable webbing to strengthen the edge of the carriageway opposite the footpath, an 80mm binder course, and 50mm surface course. In the second section the top 130mm of the road will be removed, with a movement absorbing grid being installed before the new 80mm binder course and 50mm surface course.

The existing road will be broken down, combined and recycled into the new road layers. This means we won’t have to import new material, reducing both the cost of the scheme, and the county's carbon footprint. The binder and surface course layers will then be replaced to ensure a smooth road surface with the two grids ensuring that the previous heaving issues don’t reoccur.

For the second section, the existing road will be planed to a depth of 130mm before a geo grid is installed and the binder and surface courses are inlaid over the top of this.

In addition to the road upgrade, as part of the scheme, we will also be undertaking verge, reflective bollard and sign maintenance.

Beach Road, Cottenham

Work start date: 21 October 2019
Duration: Four days, between 7.30am and 6.30pm
Traffic management: Signed diversion route will be in place
Diversion route: Yes - see plan below

Beach Road is receiving a surfacing overlay between Racecourse View, Cottenham and Cottenham Road, Landbeach. This is due to the deterioration of the road in the hot weather during late July 2019. Work was carried out at the time to make sure the road was able to stay open and remain safe to use.

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