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Multiple roads in a Fenland town are to be closed for a day or two starting next week as part of a £1million programme of work.

Cambridgeshire County Council's highways team is carrying out a significant maintenance programme involving road surface treatment which is due to start on Monday (14) to help maintain and improve the quality of roads across the county.

A number of schemes – which are part of the spring Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment Programme – will start in Wisbech from Monday with the schemes scheduled to finish in Waterbeach on May 13.

There are a number of road set for closures over the next week or so. Stock image.
There are a number of road set for closures over the next week or so. Stock image.

More than one million pounds will be invested in the project, targetting 66 sites across Cambridgeshire.

Micro Asphalt is a thin pre-mixed material which will be laid over the road surface to prevent damage, improve safety and increase the lifespan of the roads.

The process is weather dependent and requires the road surface to be dry. As a result, planned dates for the work may change at short notice.

All roads are required to be closed in order for these works to be carried out, and where possible, a signed diversion route will be in place.

Access to and from properties will be possible throughout the scheme. This may be affected by the type of work carried out at the time and so local residents will receive a leaflet with more information and are encouraged to speak to teams on site if they have any questions.

Vehicles are asked not to park on the road during these works.

Councillor Peter McDonald, chair of Cambridgeshire's highways and transport committee, said: “It is so important that roads across the county are well maintained, ensuring safety for all road users across Cambridgeshire. This programme is a vital part of this and I am pleased such a large-scale project will be carried out this spring.”

The work is due to begin in Grange Road, Wisbech on Monday, when it and Sovereign Close will be closed for two days, and Cambridge Drive, which is due to close for three days, all between 8am and 5pm, will be treated.

On Tuesday (15) it is the turn of Strawberry Close which will remain closed between 8am and 5pm.

Further work in Wisbech, when roads will be closed between 8am and 5pm includes: Rose Walk starting on Wednesday (16) for two days; Octagon Drive on Thursday (17) for two days; Pickards Way starting on Friday (18) for two days, 8am to 5pm; Halstead Close also on Friday for two days; Ardleigh Close and Salcott Drive both starting Saturday (19) for two days; Felsted Avenue and Rochford Walk starting both for two days; Frinton Way and Peldon Close, from Tuesday for two days.

Maldon Road and Medway Close March 22 for two days; Oakley Close and Welbeck Road on March 23 and finally Bush Lane on March 24 for two days.

The work will then restart in Fenland in May and for details on those roads see here.



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