Improvements start on Sutton roads

PUBLISHED: 11:57 13 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010

WORK started on Monday on a £410,000 package of schemes due to improve roads and footpaths in Sutton. Kerbing and footways are being rebuilt at a cost of £350,000 in The Brook and Ely Road and temporary traffic lights have been installed. The work is expe

WORK started on Monday on a £410,000 package of schemes due to improve roads and footpaths in Sutton.

Kerbing and footways are being rebuilt at a cost of £350,000 in The Brook and Ely Road and temporary traffic lights have been installed.

The work is expected to take until early October after which time two weeks of resurfacing work will take place on both roads which will be closed to traffic.

A £90,000 scheme to resurface The Americas and make improvements to the carriageway between its junction with Bury Lane and Chain Causeway will be carried out from mid October.

This will mean a road closure and will coincide with the resurfacing of The Brook and Ely Road to reduce disruption and to make sure the scheme is carried out quickly.

During the closure there will be signed diversions but local traffic will still be able to access their properties. The diversion will be via A1123 Earith Bridge, Haddenham, A1421 to Witcham Toll and A142 to Sutton, and vice versa.

Steve Dighton, area maintenance engineer for Cambridgeshire County Council said: "These schemes are part of a major investment in improving the roads and footpaths of Sutton. More than half a million pounds will have been spent in the village, including the recently completed resurfacing of Church Lane.

"Unfortunately carrying out these improvement works will mean there will be disruption to traffic. We never take the decision to close roads lightly. We recognise that while the road closure is in place there will be delays and we ask motorists to leave plenty of time for their journey.

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