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Impending A1307 roadworks will result in lane closures and a 40mph speed limit near Babraham




A part of the A1307 near Babraham will undergo some major changes over a number of weeks, causing disruption to motorists heading to and from Cambridge.

It will result in a 40mph speed limit and lane closures while the work is completed and a permanent ban on vehicles turning right on to the A1307 from Babraham High Street.

The work is due to start on July 6 and continue to the autumn and is being undertaken by contractor Skanska on behalf of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).

Works to the Babraham High Street junction will include the introduction of a right-turn ban out of the High Street onto the A1307. Picture by Mark Westley.
Works to the Babraham High Street junction will include the introduction of a right-turn ban out of the High Street onto the A1307. Picture by Mark Westley.

It forms part of phase one of the GCP’s Cambridge South East Transport project.

The GCP said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.

“However, these improvements will make it easier for those who use public transport, cycle, walk, or ride horses and will help make travel in the area more sustainable.

A view of the Babraham High Street, where traffic can currently turn right onto the A1307. Picture by Mark Westley
A view of the Babraham High Street, where traffic can currently turn right onto the A1307. Picture by Mark Westley

“Given the national priority to promote active travel during the current Covid-19 situation, it is more important than ever to progress with these works as they will directly help those who cannot work remotely and must travel.

“We hope the impact of the road works is reduced due to the current lower levels of traffic.”

Workswill include the introduction of a right-turn ban out of the High Street on to the A1307, provision of a new bus lane between the High Street and A11, and improvements to the existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossings and footpaths.

Other works will include kerb line adjustments, resurfacing of the main carriageway and footways and improvements to the accessibility of the existing bus stops.

The Babraham Research Campus roundabout will also have a new signalised toucan crossing added to help pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians to cross the A1307 safely.

During the work there will be a 40mph speed restriction with narrow lanes 24 hours a day and lane closures between the Babraham High Street/A1307 junction and the A11.


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