SUNDAY drivers in Huntingdon will be pleased to hear a road closure on the A141 will not be needed this weekend. Part of the A141 near Huntingdon was due to close on Sunday (June 28), for resurfacing work as part of a road safety improvement scheme at the

SUNDAY drivers in Huntingdon will be pleased to hear a road closure on the A141 will not be needed this weekend.

Part of the A141 near Huntingdon was due to close on Sunday (June 28), for resurfacing work as part of a road safety improvement scheme at the Kings Ripton Road junction.

However, work went well last Sunday and the road will stay open this weekend. Traffic lights will still be used while other works are completed.

The scheme consists of creating 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 also be upgraded.

The £400,000 road safety scheme is being built after 16-year-old Warren Hay died in May 2007 when trying to cross the road.

Warren's mum, Maxine Hay successfully led a campaign calling for road safety improvements to be installed on the road.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Mac McGuire, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Access, said: "Once finished this vital safety scheme will help vehicles and pedestrians use this junction, which has been the scene of a fatal accident. Closing a road is always a last resort and we are pleased that we were able to carry out the work on one Sunday rather than two. We would like to thank drivers for their patience.