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Notification of improvement works

Notification of Shelford road/Addenbrooke’s road junction improvement works – excavation of trial trenches to identify location of utilities

We will be undertaking works in your area in order to comply with planning conditions related to the expansion of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The works have been the subject of public consultation and granted planning approval as part of the overall infrastructure package to support new development at the Campus which includes the new Papworth Hospital, Astra Zeneca’s Strategic R&D Centre and global Corporate HQ and Abcam Plc’s new HQ, which are set to open in 2018/2019.

Description of junction improvement works

The works will improve the Shelford Road/Addenbrooke’s Road junction by introducing another lane on Addenbrooke’s Road.

This will be achieved by slightly reducing the width of the footpath/cycleway and central reservation.

Trial trenches

Before these junction improvement works can happen, trial trenches will need to be excavated in order to identify the location of utilities/services.

The trenching is scheduled to begin on Monday, 12 February and to be completed by Friday, 16 February, between the hours of 7.30 am and 5.00 pm daily.

Each trench will be 500 mm wide and will span the full width of the footpath/cycleway.

At the end of each shift the trenches will be reinstated with a temporary, non-slip surface.  At the end of the trialling works, they will be permanently reinstated to match the relevant existing surface.

Minimising disruption

To maintain traffic flow around the junction, pedestrians and cyclists will temporarily need to use part of the road.  There is no requirement for traffic light controls.

We are committed to delivering the works to the highest possible standard and with the minimum of disruption.  We would like to apologise for any inconvenience our works may cause.  If you believe there is an emergency during the works you can contact Ashley Grime – 07415 371 263.