Crossing work will mean delays

OFF-PEAK delays are expected in Godmanchester throughout February as Cambridgeshire County Council builds a new pedestrian crossing. The council has warned of possible delays for four to six weeks from next Monday (January 28) while contractors put in a l

OFF-PEAK delays are expected in Godmanchester throughout February as Cambridgeshire County Council builds a new pedestrian crossing.

The council has warned of possible delays for four to six weeks from next Monday (January 28) while contractors put in a light-controlled "puffin" crossing.

Expansion of the Bridge Place car park, following demolition of Huntingdonshire District Council's former Godmanchester depot near the old bridge link with Huntingdon, has led to a significant increase in pedestrians needing to cross The Avenue.

A "puffin" crossing differs from a "pelican" - the red man/green man indicator is positioned above the push button, so that the pedestrian can see the traffic and the indicator at the same time.


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The puffin crossing also has detectors that will extend the time available for pedestrians to cross the road and a further set of detectors will cancel the demand for the crossing if the pedestrian moves away from the crossing area.

Zigzag markings, laid on both the approaches and the exits to the crossing, ban waiting or parking, and prohibit vehicles from overtaking the leading moving motor vehicle on the approach to the crossing or the leading vehicle that has stopped at the crossing.

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Work will take place only between 9.30am and 3.30pm and could involve traffic-light-controlled alternate working, though a council spokesman said traffic management arrangements had not yet been finalised.

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