�350,000 Cambs County Council scheme to improve A1101 Gypsy Bends set to start

CONTRACTORS will move in on Monday to start work on a �350,000 scheme to improve safety on the A1101 Gypsy Bends - one of the most serious accident cluster sites in Cambridgeshire.

The stretch of road has seen 23 accidents, including five fatal crashes, between January 2005 and December 2009.

Work, which is being carried out by Cambridgeshire Highways, will include widening the bends and improving the road surface to reduce skidding.

The road will be kept open during the initial phase of the work, but the resurfacing work will require it be closed for up to 10 days starting on October 4.

Highways engineers worked closely with campaigners to draw up details of the scheme and other safety measures around the accident site.

Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Access, Councillor Mac McGuire, said: “I want to thank campaigners for helping us bring this scheme and other measures forward to reduce the large number of accidents on these bends.

“The county council will continue to be committed to improving road safety throughout Cambridgeshire, despite the ever increasing pressure on our budgets.”