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Work on A1307 safety improvements due to start next week




Traffic along the A1307 near Linton could be moving more slowly in the next three months while a bus lane is constructed and other improvements are made.

The work forms part of a series of safety improvements being made along the A1307 and in other areas of Greater Cambridge by the Greater Cambridge Partnership as part of a £14m package for phase one of the Cambridge South East Transport Scheme (CSETS).

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said: “Shovels are already in the ground and delivery is now well underway on projects that will help people travel around Greater Cambridge easily and more sustainably.

An island will be constructed at the entrance to Dalehead Foods, (in the hatched area behind the car in this photo) and a new bus lane built as far as Linton Village College. Contributed picture
An island will be constructed at the entrance to Dalehead Foods, (in the hatched area behind the car in this photo) and a new bus lane built as far as Linton Village College. Contributed picture

“We are developing further ambitious projects to transform how we travel around Greater Cambridge which will all link together to form a joined-up transport network, creating better and greener journeys to connect people to homes, jobs, study and opportunity.”

Construction of the eastbound bus lane (towards Haverhill) between Dalehead Foods and Linton Village College (LVC) begins on Monday, September 16. It is scheduled to end in early December.

The inside lane of the eastbound carriage way will be closed during the work.

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer. Picture: Keith Heppell.
Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer. Picture: Keith Heppell.

As part of the changes an island will be constructed at the entrance to Dalehead to prevent drivers confusing the left turn lane there with the start of the bus lane.

The 50mph limit will be extended to the start of the 40mph limit near LVC.

Improvements to the Hildersham High Street junction, signalising in Linton High Street and the completion of the improved cycleway between Pampisford Road and Linton Village College will all begin in early 2020.

Works planned on the A1307 for 2020/21 include a new roundabout and local travel hub at Bartlow Road, Linton, safety improvements at the Dean Road crossroads, and a Cambridge bound bus lane at Linton.

An eight week public consultation on phase two of CSETSalso began on Monday.

For more information about the GCP’s schemes visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk



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