Resurfacing works due on Queen Adelaide Way after barrage of complaints

PUBLISHED: 23:46 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 23:46 22 September 2014

Queen Adelaide Way. Picture: Steve Williams.

Queen Adelaide Way. Picture: Steve Williams.


Cambridgeshire County Council is finally set to carry out much-needed repair and resurfacing works to a key road that links Ely with Queen Adelaide and the surrounding fens.

Queen Adelaide Way. Picture: Steve Williams.Queen Adelaide Way. Picture: Steve Williams.

Queen Adelaide Way and has been the subject of a temporary 40mph speed limit since May when 37-year-old Maxine Freeman, of Guntons Close, Soham, died in a two-vehicle collision.

In the aftermath of the incident, readers contacted the Ely Standard to complain about the condition of the road, with Queen Adelaide resident Rupert Moss-Eccardt saying it is in ‘bad shape and clearly in need of repair’.

This week, the county council issued a temporary prohibition of traffic order for Queen Adelaide Way ahead of resurfacing work, scheduled to begin on October 6.

The work is expected to take a week to complete.

The council’s order said: “The proposed order is necessary to facilitate carriage resurfacing works which will come into operation on October 6.”

The order also seeks to impose temporary 40mph and 10mph speed limits on the road while the resurfacing work takes place.

Contact Graham Hughes, executive director for transport, at Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, CB3 0AP, for more information.

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