Road safety improvements

ROAD safety improvements are set to be made to a section of one-way street near to Huntingdon town centre. Work is due to start on Sunday in George Street (east), by the new magistrates courts, to lay anti-skid surfacing as part of an overall scheme to i

ROAD safety improvements are set to be made to a section of one-way street near to Huntingdon town centre.

Work is due to start on Sunday in George Street (east), by the new magistrates' courts, to lay anti-skid surfacing as part of an overall scheme to improve safety in the area.

The scheme has been scheduled to take place on Sunday when there is the least amount of traffic as a road closure will be needed to make sure the works are carried out as quickly and safely as possibly.

Engineers are taking the opportunity to lay the anti-skid surface following the completion of utility works for the new courts.

The area will remain open at all times to cyclists, pedestrians and local residents, but motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Mike Eatock, project manager for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "When it is completed, this section of road will be much safer for both motorists and pedestrians. Anti-skid surfacing has been used around the county and has had reduced accidents significantly where it has been used. We apologise for any delays this may cause and ask motorists to avoid George Street (east) on the Sunday.