Work will be carried out to upgrade Cambridge Road (B1428) between the A428 junction and the Bret Road roundabout at Wintringham.

This will support the eastern expansion of St Neots and provide a new gateway to the town, as well as better connections for existing and new residents at Wintringham and Monksfields, the next phase of Love's Farm.

The upgrades will include a roundabout at the Pelham Road junction (to replace the existing T-junction), three new junctions to serve the future Monksfields development, new cycle paths, bus stops/shelters and pedestrian crossing points.

The new design will also make the route safer for all users and will enable a 30mph speed limit to be implemented once complete. A range of utilities and services will also be installed underground, along this route, as part of this work.

The work will be carried out in phases from November 17, 2023 over the next 36 weeks, with a six-week break over the Christmas period. There will be some preliminary works ahead of this, for ground preparation and to set up compounds.

From November 17 until December 1, traffic management will be in place. Two-way traffic lights will be in use on the eastbound carriageway from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Beyond this date, regular updates on changes in traffic management will be provided as the scheme progresses.

The working hours are from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7.30am to 1pm on Saturdays. Temporary traffic management will remain in place throughout this period, although no Sunday or Bank Holiday working is currently planned.

No closures of Cambridge Road and subsequent diversions are required for the early phases, however, there will be requirements towards the end of the works when the new parts of carriageways are connected to the existing. Some footpaths will also need to be closed for health and safety requirements; advance notice and signage will be provided.