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Work to improve safety at Norwood Road bridge in March is on track to be completed by end of October



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Work on a much needed safety scheme on a March bridge is progressing according to plan says the councillor behind the £230,000 project.

Councillor Steve Count visited Norwood Road bridge on Thursday to see how the safety improvement scheme is progressing. (3658616)
Councillor Steve Count visited Norwood Road bridge on Thursday to see how the safety improvement scheme is progressing. (3658616)

Councillor Steve Count, leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, made safety improvements at the Norwood Road railway bridge a priority when he was first elected and has campaigned for the past seven years to get the work carried out.

On Thursday (16) the March-based councillor visited the site to see how work on the scheme is progressing and to emphasise once again just how important the improvements are.

Work is at least due to start on Norwood Road bridge to help improve pedestrian and cyclists' safety. (3144998)
Work is at least due to start on Norwood Road bridge to help improve pedestrian and cyclists' safety. (3144998)

He said at the moment locals avoid using the bridge because a lack of a footpath over the entire length of the bridge makes it dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists to use. The scheme includes a separate cycleway and footpath.

Steve said: "It was useful to go along today and see for myself just how the project is progressing. I cannot tell you how delighted I am to finally see the improvements being made to this extremely dangerous road.

Il-sarah Cliss (3658635)
Il-sarah Cliss (3658635)

"I know local people avoid using it, especially in the summer months, when there are brambles overgrowing and pushing people further out into the road. But some people do use it, even those pushing prams, but when they hear a vehicle coming they have to push as far as they can into the side. Once this is completed they will be able to use the bridge without worrying about oncoming vehicles.

"The work is progressing according to schedule and it should be complete by the end of October. Before then there will have to be a road closure, but I'm sure people will think that is a price worth paying to finally get this project carried out."



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