Main route delays into Huntingdon as roads resurfaced
MOTORISTS could face delays when nine days of resurfacing work starts this month on one of the main routes into Huntingdon. Ermine Street and Stukeley Road are getting much-needed improvements costing £220,000. Cambridgeshire County Council will be carryi
MOTORISTS could face delays when nine days of resurfacing work starts this month on one of the main routes into Huntingdon.
Ermine Street and Stukeley Road are getting much-needed improvements costing £220,000.
Cambridgeshire County Council will be carrying out work from the ring-road on Ermine Street through to the A141 Spittals Way roundabout on Stukeley Road.
The work will also include widening the footpath slightly at the junction between St Peter's Road and Ermine Street to allow the final touches to the cycleway along St Peter's Road.
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The junction resurfacing of Ermine Street and St Peter's Road will be carried out over two weekends when road closures will be in place.
Richard Kingston, area maintenance manager for the county council, said: "The road is in desperate need of improvement and this scheme should make it much better for residents and visitors to Huntingdon."
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He added: "We apologise for any delays and ask motorists to take extra care and leave plenty of time for their journey."
The work was welcomed by county councillor and former Mayor of Huntingdon, Jeff Dutton, who said he and others had been campaigning for road improvements there for the past two years.
He told The Hunts Post: "These improvements are long overdue. We local councillors have had to fight to get the funding for this work due to the central Government's grant shortfall to the county council."
He added: "I am also continuing to fight to enforce the weight restriction on Godmanchester Bridge. There is an advisory weight restriction of 7.5 tons. I think that should be enforced, banning all heavy goods vehicles and possibly buses as well.