I have been informed that the area between Junctions 11 and 14 of the M11 will be closed between the 16th September and 1st October.
This is to enable repairs to the road surface and renewal of road markings.
The work will be done at night, starting at 8.00pm on Monday 16th September and finishing on the 1st October.
The contractors, Carillion WSP, have provided contact details as follows:
Tel: 01767 684633 9.00am-5.00pm
Hihways Agency: 0300 123 5000 out of hours
and here is their letter with full details: M11 Road Repairs letter.
Next Monday, September 2, the Highways Agency will be carrying out overnight repairs to the A11 Trunk Road between Junction 36 of the A14 and Fulbourn and the road will be closed on one side. The works will involve patching to worn out sections of the carriageway and refreshing road markings.
The works are scheduled to start on the evening of Monday 2 September. The working hours will be between 8.00pm and 6.00am, Monday – Friday nights.
The southbound carriageway will be closed between 2 September and 4 September inclusive and the northbound carriageway will be closed between 9 September and 12 September inclusive.
A signed diversion route will be in place for traffic wishing to travel on the A11.
Through traffic wishing to travel southbound on the A11 will be diverted to carry on the A14 westbound to join the M11 southbound at Junction 31 (Girton Interchange). Traffic wishing to return to the A11 will need to continue to junction 10 (Duxford) on to the A505 eastbound to re-join the A11 northbound.
Through traffic wishing to travel northbound on the A11 will be diverted to carry on the M11 northbound to join the A14 eastbound at Junction 31 (Girton) and continue on the A14. Traffic wishing to return to the A11 will need to continue to junction 37 to return on the A14 westbound to rejoin the A11 southbound.
There will be signed diversions signed for local traffic. Access will be maintained at all times for Emergency Services.
The contractors, Carillon, will do their best to do the work as quickly as possible, but allow extra time for your journey of ir possible, go a different way.
Any queries, contact CarillionWSP on 01767 684633 between 9am and 4.30pm or their Customer Care department at [email protected], or the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Hills Road is to be resurfaced this month, all the way between Cherry Hinton Road and Fendon Road. This is the result of a campaign by former county councillor Geoff Heathcock – a great result to conclude his time in office!
It is badly needed, as anyone who drives or cycles along Hills Road knows only too well.
The Council is carrying out the work in August, when Hills Road is quieter, or at least less busy than at other times of the year. Works are scheduled to commence approximately 12th August and finish around the 30th.
During this time there will be a one-way system allowing traffic to travel down Hills Road into the City from the Addenbrooke’s direction. All southbound traffic will be diverted along Cherry Hinton Road, Mowbray Road and Fendon Road.
The bus stops on Hills Road will not be served during 6a.m. and 3.30p.m. and and passengers will need to use the Addenbrooke’s bus interchange or stops on Queen Edith’s Way and Cherry Hinton Road. Please see Stagecoach’s website for full details.
Some cycle lanes are closed, though we assume the on-pavement ones will be as normal.
Please check for updates, as we know from experience that County Council plans can change!
Many people will have noticed the signs advising a road closure in Mowbray Road. This is so that the County Council can carry out surface dressing of the road. Their contractors did some preparatory work a couple of weeks ago, and this week they plan to carry out the second stage, overlaying the road surface with a plymer-modified bitumen and covering it with aggregate or chippings. This is to seal the surface to keep water out and improve the road’s ability to stand up to its heavy usage.
The County Council plans to close Mowbray Road to through traffic between 9.30am and 3.30pm on 4th July. If the weather is good, that will be the only day the road is closed; if it rains, things will take longer. Here’s the weather forecast for Thursday.
There will be people at the end of the road to give access to properties for residents and businesses, though it won’t be immediate and you may have to wait a bit. Buses will also have access. Other traffic will have a signed diversion: Cherry Hinton Road, A1307 Hills Road and A1134 Queen Edith’s Way and vice versa. Cyclists will be able to wheel their bikes along the pavement.
Some people have raised concerns about bin collections. I have been in touch with the City Council and they assure me that they will collect the bins the next day if necessary.
Also scheduled for repairs are Babraham Road and Cherry Hinton Road. Hills Road will be resurfaced in August.
Cambridgeshire County Council is starting work on extending the popular Babraham Road Park & Ride site.
The Babraham Road site is the most used of the five Cambridge Park and Ride sites and the expansion is needed to ensure there are enough parking spaces for people wishing to use the highly successful service into and across Cambridge.
Most weekdays the site is full for around two hours and 90% of spaces are taken for four hours. On weekends, 90% of all spaces are full for three hours a day.
The expansion project will increase the existing capacity of 1000 car parking spaces by about 500 and add a further 80 sheltered cycle parking spaces. The extension is expected to cost £2 million, with funding provided from developers in the area served by the Park and Ride.
The construction will not affect the normal operation of the Park and Ride service. However a very small number of existing parking spaces around the work site will not be available. The extended site is expected to be available in time for Christmas.