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News  »  Programme for resurfacing work and road closures - UPDATED 8 May

   Programme for resurfacing work and road closures - UPDATED 8 May    7 May, 2019

The Greater Cambridge Partnership team have provided the following details of the programme (the updates are in colour):

Footway surfacing - week commencing 6 May

Footway surfacing will be carried out during the day on the path between Ditton Lane and Ditton Meadows. The path will be closed for approximately three days. Pedestrians and cyclists should use the same signposted diversion route via Dunsmore Close and Howard Road that they did during the closure earlier this year.  

The footway surfacing works will then move on to other footway areas adjacent to Ditton Lane.

Carriageway surfacing - week commencing 13 May

Overnight road closures: The carriageway surfacing on Horningsea Road and Ditton Lane will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am for approximately six nights. The surfacing will be carried out in phases, and only the section where works are being carried out will be closed to road traffic. The County Council’s Street Works team requires the carriageway surfacing works to take place at night rather than in the day as daytime road closures would cause substantial delays to traffic heading in and out of Cambridge.

Details of the road closure: The Greater Cambridge Partnership website will be kept up-to-date with information on which section of Horningsea Road and Ditton Lane will be shut on which night.

The surfacing will be carried out in following order:

  • Horningsea Road between Fen Ditton Primary School and the High Street junction will take two to three nights' work;
  • The raised table junction at the High Street and High Ditch Road will take one night's work; and
  • Fison Road to 129 Ditton Lane will take one night's work.

The majority of the works on Fison Road junction will take place after 10.30pm in order to ensure the Citi 3 service is unaffected.

Access to properties: Access will be maintained but if possible we would ask that you plan your journeys so as to avoid the closure times. If you live on Horningsea Road or Ditton Lane and require access to your property within the affected closure, please approach a member of the team on site who will direct you when safe to do so. Please note, there may be a short waiting time and we would appreciate your patience and co-operation.

Diversion route: Motorists will be required to follow a diversion route during the overnight road closures. The official diversion route is as follows:

B1047 Horningsea Road – A14 westbound (J34) – Milton interchange (J33) – A14 eastbound – Stow-cum-Quy (J35) – A1303 Newmarket Road – B1047 Ditton Lane and vice versa.

However, to avoid any confusion that two sets of diversion signs may have caused, it has been decided that through traffic from the wider area will be signed to use Milton Road, Elizabeth Way and Newmarket Road. Locals can ignore these signs and follow the original diversion route from the letter OR use High Ditch Road as a diversion route on the nights of Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th, and when the Fison Road works take place on either Thursday 16th or Friday 17th.

We have liaised with the A14 traffic management team to ensure that our surfacing works do not clash with any A14 overnight closures.

Junction of High Street/High Ditch Road: When the overnight surfacing of the B1047/High Street/High Ditch Road raised table junction takes place, works on the High Street side will be carried out in two parts. This will enable access and egress to be maintained for road users going to and from the High Street and the area of Fen Ditton that is west of the B1047. Access and egress will be controlled by a traffic management operative.

The High Ditch Road side of the junction will be closed during the night works on the raised table junction: road users will have to enter High Ditch Road from the eastern end, at Newmarket Road. Closures of High Ditch Road will be kept to a minimum during the six-night closure period.

Footway surfacing - week commencing 20 May

Footway surfacing will be carried out during the day along the remainder of Ditton Lane and Horningsea Road. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation in short sections to ‘phase’ the works and to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. Pedestrians will need to be diverted to the footway on the opposite side of the B1047. Pedestrian access to the primary school will be maintained at all times.

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