14th January 2020
A605 Whittlesey Road – B1095 Milk & Water Drove Junction Improvement Scheme.
A traffic regulation order has been published regarding the impending road closures that will be necessary as the work progresses however this is only a general order so I have asked highways officers for clarity as clearly it would not be acceptable for the road to be closed from February 2020 to August 2021 as stated in the order.
The order is an open timescale to secure the roadspace, given that this project has considerable strategic importance and is being jointly funded by PCC and the Combined Authority.
An absolute deadline of March 2021 has been set for the completion of the project and the first set of works will be some exploratory investigations by Cadent Gas on their pipeline undertaken using a full closure of the (B1095) Milk and Water Drove and temporary two-way traffic signals on the (A605) Whittlesey Road.
Cadent are expecting to start works on Monday 17th February 2020 for up to four weeks. They will then leave site and the closure will be removed.
The design of the project is still being finalised and once completed, a detailed programme of works can begin.
It is expected that the main construction work will commence in Autumn this year.
When the design is completed, I will share the detail and the traffic management plan with you.