Four Fenland road safety schemes set to receive committee support this week

FOUR road safety schemes are set to receive the support of Fenland Traffic Management Area Joint Committee at its meeting today (Friday). Cambridgeshire County Council s Cabinet will then consider whether the four schemes should go ahead when it meets in

FOUR road safety schemes are set to receive the support of Fenland Traffic Management Area Joint Committee at its meeting on Friday.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Cabinet will then consider whether the four schemes should go ahead when it meets in December.

The medium-sized traffic management and safety schemes, costing between �30,000-�50,000, are:

• Traffic signals at the Cromwell Road/Weasenham Lane junction in Wisbech:


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The number of accidents have increased significantly since work started on the housing estate to the north of Cromwell Road.

Traffic signals have been suggested to alleviate the problem. There have been 13 injury accidents at the junction in the last three years.

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• Speed management measures in Christchurch:

Concerns have been raised by residents about vehicle speeds through the village. Measures are proposed to support a 30mph speed limit.

Two injury accidents have happened in the last three years, but the scheme could be funded by development in the area.

• Earth bund and sign improvements at the A141 in Wimblington at its junction with Manea Road:

Wimblington Parish Council raised concerns about the number of injury accidents at the junction and has bid through the scheme to build a bund to prevent vehicles ploughing into the nearby Thomas Eaton Primary School field.

There have been two injury accidents in the last three years, one of which was serious, and the scheme is supported by the area traffic engineer.

• Speed cushions along Clarkson Avenue, Wisbech:

Wisbech Town Council has called for further speed cushions in addition to the existing road humps. There have been no injury accidents along the road in the last three years, but the scheme is supported by the area traffic engineer.

• What do you think to the schemes? To email your thoughts click here.

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