Work to start on Warren's road

WORK on installing a light-controlled junction with a pedestrian phase at the junction of the A141 Huntingdon northern bypass and Kings Ripton Road is expected to start in the new year. Councillor Terry Rogers told Huntingdonshire District Council that Ca

WORK on installing a light-controlled junction with a pedestrian phase at the junction of the A141 Huntingdon northern bypass and Kings Ripton Road is expected to start in the new year.

Councillor Terry Rogers told Huntingdonshire District Council that Cambridgeshire County Council had agreed to contribute £250,000 to the £400,000 cost of the scheme. HDC and Huntingdon Town Council will each chip in £75,000.

The safety improvement followed the death in May last year of 16-year-old Warren Hay, who was hit by a car as he walked across the A141 on his way to a football match at Jubilee Park in Kings Ripton Road.

His mother, Maxine, at first campaigned for a footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists. The idea of a light-controlled crossing was a compromise suggested by The Hunts Post. Not only is it less than half the cost, but it should also minimise the number of crashes involving right-turning vehicles at the junction.