I’m sure you’ll have noticed the signs going up as you leave Stanground heading towards Whittlesey advising of a pending road closure of the A605 in Whittlesey. Here’s why.
Cambridgeshire County Council have been co-ordinating with the developer of a new homes development, Lindum Homes, to facilitate their sewer connection ahead of their first occupation of the new homes. They will also be carrying out their new bellmouth works and other utility diversions necessary to construct the bellmouth.
The A605 from 50m west of Funthams Lane to 300m east of Saxon Works entrance is scheduled to close from 07:00hrs on Thursday April 2nd and last approximately 2 weeks. Although the closure is specified over a length of approximately 1500m only short sections will be closed at any one time to accommodate the works and to facilitate access to businesses and private properties.
The road closure will then move closer to the railway line to allow for preparatory works for Kings Dyke overbridge works for approximately 8 weeks.
Construction of the bridge is due to start later this year. These preparatory works are complicated works to divert existing utility apparatus where the new bridge will tie into the exiting A605. At present, ahead of completion of the design to divert both the water and gas mains, we have had to estimate worst case scenario on the maximum duration. The residents and businesses affected by the closures will be kept informed of the works progress and when the closure will change locations.
All contractors have been advised that should North Bank be closed by the Environment Agency then the A605 will have to be opened as soon as reasonably practicable.
Diversion route for Stanground & Fletton residents will be either via Milk & Water Drove via Pondersbride or via the longer route of North Bank.