Major road reconstruction to cause disruption as five routes will be closed in Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 12:42 08 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:54 08 August 2019

Five major roads in Cambridgeshire –will be resurfaced to improve conditions for motorists. This picture shows the works sign on the A1101 Mildenhall Road. Picture: JOHN ELWORTHY

Five major roads in Cambridgeshire -will be resurfaced to improve conditions for motorists. This picture shows the works sign on the A1101 Mildenhall Road. Picture: JOHN ELWORTHY

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Five major roads in Cambridgeshire - including Littleport and Whittlesey - will be closed while they are resurfaced to improve conditions for motorists.

The work set to start this month by Cambridgeshire County Council will involve major road reconstruction, which will include making deep repairs down to the foundation layers.

Routes affected will be the B1040 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey, A1101 Mildenhall Road, Littleport, A1303 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, B1040 Herne Road, Ramsey and B1095 Milk Water Drove.

Due to the extensive nature of repairs, four of the schemes will be completed under 24/7 road closures.

In Littleport, parish clerk, Su Field, said that the closures would be make life "very difficult" for residents.

She added: "It is going to be a real pain, people have to travel from all over the county to get into work and these road closures will cause a lot of disruption for everyone."

Concerned residents in the hamlet of Little Ouse, near to Littleport, also feared that they would have to use a private road with a "dangerous" bridge if they wished to leave the area.

But Cambridgeshire County Council assured villagers that the work to the A1101 would be done in different parts.

Joshua Rutherford, highways, said: "The road is being done in four parts so the residents of Little Ouse can exit via the A1101 either left or right depending on which of the four we are working on at the time.

"We don't intend on sending anyone over any private property.

"The letter states as such, and on our website there is a breakdown of the locations of the sections."

However, one resident added: "We haven't seen a letter yet, and when approaching the council, one person on the phone didn't even appear to know that Little Ouse existed."

The majority of work on-site will be carried out during the day, between 7.30am and 6.30pm from Monday to Friday.

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.

Timings and dates for schemes are weather dependent and can change at short notice.

For updates on the projects, follow Cambridgeshire County Council Twitter @CambsCC and @Cambs_Traffic or visit the Facebook page @CambridgeshireCC.

Full information of the works and closures below:

B1040 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey

Work start date: 12 August 2019

Duration: Four weeks

Location of work: From level crossing towards Pondersbridge

Traffic management: 24/7 road closure

Diversion route: Yes

A1101 Mildenhall Road, Littleport

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Work start date: 19 August 2019

Duration: Six weeks

Location of work: From junction with B1382 to junction with A10

Traffic management: 24/7 road closure

Diversion route: Yes

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

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.

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

B1095 Milk Water Drove

Work start date: 14 October 2019

Duration: Five weeks

Location of work: Three sections along route

Traffic management: 24/7 road closure

Diversion route: Yes

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