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Roadworks and events

by Amanda Taylor on 14 August, 2017

The County Council has sent me its latest list of roadworks and events. Check out: Glebe Road Rathmore Road Hartington Grove Addenbrooke’s Road and others The extent of the works varies from minor to major but please see the attachment for details so you can vary your route if necessary. CITY 16-31 Aug The really […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 13 August, 2017

Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement programme funds improvements to roads and pavements, such as traffic calming, parking restrictions, speed limit changes and footway and pedestrian crossing improvements costing up to £10,000. It is a competitive process and councillors have to assess bids for Queen Edith’s with bids across the city, but we have been […]

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Lichfield Road yellow lines

by Amanda Taylor on 11 August, 2017

Thank you to everyone who has given feedback on the parking restrictions plans for Lichfield Road – it’s been very helpful. The yellow lines at the the bus stop, opposite the hall and at the Coleridge Road junction,  and the H-markings outside the entrances to the flats have been generally welcomed. The only issue people […]

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Hills Road cycleway: lessons to be learnt

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2017

Live on Hills Road? Travel along it? Then you will know it’s been a rough ride since council contractors arrived at the beginning of January 2015 to replace our cycleway. There has been deep dissatisfaction over the length of time this project has taken, as well as about working practices – and ironically, about the […]

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Yellow lines update

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2017

Last year, there were several successful bids to the  County Council Local Highways Improvement Initiative for this area.  Council highways officers have been working up plans, and I now have provisional drawings for: Netherhall Way Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Chalk Grove Netherhall & Chalk parking restrictions Beaumont Road Beaumont Road parking restrictions Lichfield Road […]

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Thunder and lightning expected tomorrow

by Amanda Taylor on 5 July, 2017

The Met Office is warning of the risk of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in Cambridgeshire tomorrow. Very warm and very humid air is expected to arrive across many eastern and southern parts of the UK during tonight,  increasing the likelihood of some high rainfall totals falling over a short space of time. Severe thunderstorms could […]

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I am sorry to have to bring news of yet more roadworks: a continuation of the current UKPN works in Cherry Hinton Road, across to Brooklands Avenue, to run electric cabling to the new Cambridge Assessment HQ that is being built on Shaftesbury Road. Unfortunately the works will involve withdrawal of the cycle lane in […]

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Morley residents parking scheme

by Amanda Taylor on 23 June, 2017

The County Council highways officers have been working on the back office systems for the Morley residents’ parking scheme, to ensure everybody eligible for a permit is listed properly. The scheme is bounded by the southern side of Cherry Hinton Road, the eastern side of Hills Road, and Blinco Grove. The officers are about to […]

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Council road closure delayed

by Amanda Taylor on 14 June, 2017

The road closure at Addenbrooke’s, due to begin today, has now been delayed until next Monday, 19th June. The City Deal has put the date back because there are extra underground utilities cables that need to be moved. The road closure is to facilitate the construction of the next phase of the new cycleway on […]

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The Addenbrooke’s access road is experiencing increased volumes of traffic unconnected with the Biomedical Campus – no doubt in desperation at the never-ending delays on Hills Road. The NHS Trust management say that 400-650 vehicles a day are using the road as a rat-run, rather than to access the hospital – although they do not […]

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