HOPES for a traffic light-controlled junction on the A141 in Huntingdon are high following the announcement that Huntingdonshire District Council will contribute £50,000 of the cost. Huntingdon Town Council is expected to put in a similar sum to help improve safety at the junction with Kings Ripton Road. The funding will be added to the £200,000 promised from Cambridgeshire County Council to bring the total available to £300,000. The total cost of the improvements is expected to be between £360,000 and £400,000, and negotiations are already taking place to find the shortfall. In December, CCC approved a £160,000 improvement scheme to ban right turns at the junction, but said it would upgrade the scheme to traffic lights with a pedestrian phase if the other councils chipped in. The move followed the death last May of 16-year-old football fanatic Warren Hay, from Alconbury, as he crossed the road. There have been several injury-accidents at the junction over the years involving right-turning vehicles. But, with the cost of the upgraded scheme estimated at around £360,000, the scheme is still £100,000 short. Some of that is expected to come from funds raised by the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group, including The Hunts Post's auction of memorabilia from a host of professional football clubs. HDC leader Councillor Ian Bates said he had taken the funding decision last week and wanted to tell Warren's mother, Maxine, about it personally before announcing it publicly.