The planned work will provide:
- Greater capacity for the village at the junction to support traffic flows out onto the A10, by providing longer separated left and right turning lanes;
- Improved drainage systems along the stretch of road from the A10 junction to the junction with Pembroke Avenue to tackle existing flooding issues;
- Improved pedestrian and cycle access connecting to the wider new infrastructure being installed;
- Improved gateway entrance to the village with resurfaced road, proper kerbs and drainage in place, and new islands and crossing points. New village signs will also be installed in addition to the planned works as part of a separate project working with the Parish Council and Public Realm Working Group;
- A later phase of work will also connect up the cycle, pedestrian and equestrian connections further up the A10 to create the route to the Research Park, and connect with the new pedestrian, cycle and equestrian bridge across the A10.
The works will take place around the clock during this period, to ensure they are completed as soon as possible, however they will require a full closure of the junction from 9 January 2023 to 24 February 2023 (a period of 7 weeks). During this time a diversion will be in place which is outlined on the map below
During the works:
- Traffic will need to be diverted through the village during the road closure, with traffic lights in place at the Car Dyke Road junction to manage the flow of traffic into and out of the village.
- Only the end section of Denny End Road will be closed. The remainder will be open for access to homes and businesses from the High Street side of the village.
- Bus routes have been agreed with the operators, which will see buses which would normally travel down Denny End Road only go as far as Bannold Road during the closure, they will loop around before travelling back towards the village green.
- The A10 will not be impacted by this stage of works, but additional works on the A10 will follow in February to extend the pedestrian, cycle and equestrian route and connect in with the development, the new bridge and the route to the Research Park.
Rebecca Britton, from Urban&Civic, added:
“We do apologise for the disruption and frustration that we know these works will cause. The teams have been working hard to find a way to get the works done as quickly as possible and with as little disruption to the village, but we do need to close the junction for a period of time. When complete, we hope the benefits will be clear, both in creating additional capacity and making the junction work better, but also dealing with existing drainage and kerb issues, which we know have been a problem for many years.
“Critically, the work will enable improved connections with the routes that are coming in as part of the new development, including safer crossing of Denny End Road and connection to the route parallel to the A10 going north, connecting to the new bridge for people on foot, bike and horseback over the A10 and up to the Cambridge Research Park.”
Critically, the work will enable improved connections with the routes that are coming in as part of the new development, including safer crossing of Denny End Road and connection to the route parallel to the A10 going north, connecting to the new bridge for people on foot, bike and horseback over the A10 and up to the Cambridge Research Park