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COUNCIL ROUNDABOUT WORKS: THREE MONTHS LATE — officers say works will last till July

by Amanda Taylor on 12 February, 2020

Cambridgeshire County Council has announced that its works to upgrade the roundabout at the Fendon Road / Queen Edith’s Way junction will not finish in April, as planned, but will continue until July, due to issues arising from complex underground utilities cables which had not been revealed in the original surveys. But that is three months late — a huge increase for a scheme that was already taking too long.

Residents and councillors were promised that the work on the
roundabout and construction of pedestrian crossings would be finished
by the spring, when the evenings are lighter. So we are extremely
disappointed — and we know that local people will be too. The delay in the scheme means delay for all of us: a delay in getting the new crossings and improvements to the roundabout, and continuing delays to individual trips to school, college and workplaces.

Queen Edith’s councillors have championed the project — but we are critical of the delivery and the disruption caused.

But it’s not all bad news. The eastern stretch of Queen Edith’s Way is set to reopen on schedule in April, both for buses and private traffic. This will mean that people can once again get to Addenbrooke’s without changing buses, which will be a big relief to locals and non-locals alike.

The council officers in charge of the project should be at the next South
Area meeting on 9th March
at St John’s Church Hills Road. We invite you to come along and ask questions.

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