Chips away - Cambs drivers warned of re-surfacing delays

A �1.2MILLION programme to re-surface roads in Cambridgeshire started this week.

Cambridgeshire County Council is using recycled railway ballast, provided and crushed by Network Rail at its depot in March, to improve roads across the county. Drivers are warned to be ready for delays.

Cabinet member for highways and access, Councillor Steve Criswell from Somersham, said: “This extensive programme of work is part of the county council’s commitment to repair and maintain the highway network in the best possible condition within the resources available to us.

“By re-using the old railway ballast we can keep costs down and surface dress more miles of road within the same amount of money.”

Although dates could change, the programme includes work on Braggs Lane and Goretree Road, Hemingford Grey, the A141Old Hurst Road, Wyton, Fenstanton Road, Hilton and the A1123 Station Road, Bluntisham today (Tuesday), St Neots Road, Abbotsley, and Bury Road, Ramsey, tomorrow (Wednesday), the A1198 Ermine Street at Papworth St Agnes on Friday next week, June 3, Molesworth village and Chainbridge Lane, Molesworth, on June 14, and Wennington Road, Little Raveley, on June 15.