Roundabout work about to get underway

PUBLISHED: 09:55 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 June 2010

A £150,000 scheme to repair and improve the road surface on the Wisbech Road roundabout in March is due to start on Saturday, January 20. The heavily used roundabout forms part of the March by-pass which was opened 25 years ago and is used by thousands of

A £150,000 scheme to repair and improve the road surface on the Wisbech Road roundabout in March is due to start on Saturday, January 20.

The heavily used roundabout forms part of the March by-pass which was opened 25 years ago and is used by thousands of vehicles, including lorries, every day.

The resurfacing work will improve the well worn road both on the roundabout and along part of Whittlesey Road and Wisbech Road.

To make sure the work can be carried out as quickly and safely as possible part of Whittlesey Road and Wisbech Road will be closed while engineers work overnight from 7pm on Saturday and through until 8pm on Sunday.

The roundabout will be kept open under traffic lights for vehicles using the A141 bypass. A diversion route will be signed.

Although the works are expected to take only three weekends to complete four possible dates have been planned just in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.

It is hoped work will be carried out on the weekends of January 20/21, February 3/4 and February 10/11 - other possible dates include and February 17/18.

Charlie Bedford, Cambridgeshire County Council Highway Supervisor, said: "This road is very busy and has become well worn over time.

"It is essential that this resurfacing and improvement work is carried out. Keeping rural roads, especially the main ones, maintained is important to Cambridgeshire County Council.

"Closing a road is always a last resort but in this case we have no choice and it will mean the scheme will be completed more quickly and safely, reducing disruption in the longer term. We apologise for any delays and ask drivers to take extra care and leave plenty of time for their journey.


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