MOTORISTS are being warned that a major route in Huntingdon where a teenager was killed will close for two consecutive Sundays while safety improvements take place. The A141 will be shut on Sunday, June 21 and Sunday, June 28 for work on the new light-c

MOTORISTS are being warned that a major route in Huntingdon where a teenager was killed will close for two consecutive Sundays while safety improvements take place.

The A141 will be shut on Sunday, June 21 and Sunday, June 28 for work on the new light-controlled crossing at the Kings Ripton Road junction.

The crossing is the result of campaigning by the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group who fought tirelessly for a safe crossing for the road. It was led by Maxine Hay, the mother of teenager Warren Hay who died after being hit by a car as he crossed the A141 on his way to Jubilee Park.

The road will be closed between the A1123 Texaco roundabout and the Tesco roundabout from midnight on June 20 and 27 for 24 hours. During the road closure residential properties, Jubilee Park, the Kart Track must be accessed via the northern junction near Kings Ripton. There will be no access to Kings Ripton Road from the A141. Traffic will be diverted along the A1123 and the A14.

The £400,000 safety scheme is being paid for by Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and Huntingdon Town Council.

The works consist of traffic signals at the junction with a staggered pedestrian crossing on the A141 that will improve the footway link between Sapley Road and Jubilee Park. The street lighting around the junction will be upgraded to conform to the current standards.