Road safety schemes get the green light

ROAD safety schemes in Huntingdon, St Neots and four of the district s villages have been given the green light for 2008/09. Speed reduction measures and a footpath will be provided at Cook s Drove, Earith, following two injury accidents since 2002 at or

ROAD safety schemes in Huntingdon, St Neots and four of the district's villages have been given the green light for 2008/09.

Speed reduction measures and a footpath will be provided at Cook's Drove, Earith, following two injury accidents since 2002 at or near the junction with Vermuiden Way.

The scheme, estimated to cost around £35,000, was one of six minor improvement schemes jointly funded by parish councils to be approved by Huntingdonshire's traffic management committee this week. The remaining funding comes from Cambridgeshire County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.

Also approved were a £35,000 traffic calming scheme in Elton and an extension of the footway and cycleway to run along the northern side of Thrapston Road at its western end.


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The committee also gave the go-ahead to traffic calming measures in Sapley Road, Huntingdon, where junctions have been the scene of 11 injury accidents since 2001, and in Monarch Road, Eaton Ford, the scene of two accidents.

Traffic calming measures through the Stukeleys will be enhanced and extended following seven injury accidents since 2002.

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Each of the last three schemes is estimated to cost £25,000.

The committee also agreed to public consultation on proposed cycleways at Island Common, between Little Paxton and St Neots, costing £270,000, and Sapley Road, Huntingdon, where the £350,000 scheme will link with other cycleways in Coneygear Road, Kings Ripton Road and Main Street, Hartford.

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