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The B1093 Manea Road will be closed for 10 days from Monday (15) for resurfacing and buses will not be coming to village

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The latest phase of a major road improvement scheme is set to get under-way on Monday (15) meaning a village bus service will not run for 10 days.

Resurfacing of Manea Road (B1093) from Boots Bridge to the junction with A141 Wimblington by-pass is set to start and the road will be closed 24/7 for 10 days.

The Manea road will be closed for 10 days - meaning village buses won't run. (4770262)
The Manea road will be closed for 10 days - meaning village buses won't run. (4770262)

As a result Stagecoach's Number 56 service will not be coming to Manea and the bus firm is advising passengers to "make alternative arrangements or board the bus at Wimblington".

The work is the latest phase of a scheme being carried out by Cambridgeshire Highways which has already seen traffic lights introduced on the Manea Road/A141 junction earlier this year.

In January the B1093 will be closed for up to 16 weeks while work is carried out to replace the bridge deck on Boots Bridge. It is due to start once UK Power Network has completed work to divert power cables.

A council spokesman said: “ The bridge work will involve installing new parapets and safety barriers to reduce the risk of vehicles entering the water. The B1093 between Manea and Wimblington will be closed for 12-16 weeks and a diversion will be in place.

“To keep public disruption to a minimum, we will take this opportunity to carry out more work at the junction with Sixteen Foot Bank including improving signage, lighting, white lines and cutting down vegetation to improve visibility for motorists.

“This scheme is in response to the deterioration of the original 1930’s concrete bridge and a high risk of collisions, based on the history of previous incidents at this location and analysis of accident data."

This summer has seen a spate of accidents at the Boots Bridge junction and prompted calls for safety work from the local county councillor John Gowing and local residents.

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