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Notification of Fendon Road/Hills Road infrastructure works

We would like to make you aware of upcoming works to improve the Fendon Road/Hills Road roundabout. The works, which will see the roundabout fully signalised by the end of 2017, are designed to improve traffic flow around the junction, as well as delivering a smoother surface and better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. The works were the subject of public consultation and granted planning approval as part of the overall infrastructure package to support the new Papworth Hospital and Astra Zeneca’s Strategic R&D Centre and global Corporate HQ, which are set to open in 2018.

Minimising disruption

The developers of Cambridge Biomedical Campus recognise that ongoing roadworks in the area have been an issue of concern for local residents, so we have been working closely with the County Council to agree how we can complete the works in the shortest possible time and with the minimum of disruption. Importantly, we have agreed with the County Council and its contractor that we can take advantage of the 24-hour lane closures currently in place at the Fendon Road/Hills Road roundabout for the County Council’s new cycleway scheme – www.cambridgeshire.roadworks.org. This has helped our contractor to reduce by 10 weeks the overall programme of the improvement works from 23 weeks down to 13 weeks. The improvement works will be split into two phases and here is the plan showing the location of Fendon Road infrastructure works July 2017.

Phase one – Monday 17 July to Friday 4 August

This will involve digging and installing ductwork for the new traffic signals, primarily along the County Council-owned verge to the north of the roundabout. The works will take place during the day and at night but any noisy works will cease at 10pm.

Phase two – Monday 18 September to Saturday 25 November

The second phase will involve similar works to the other three arms of the roundabout (west, south and east). The works will take place during the day/night and with the same restrictions on noisy works as phase one. We will write to you again with more details on the phase two works nearer the time. Again, all noisy work will cease at 10pm.

We are committed to delivering the works to the highest possible standard and with the minimum of disruption. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience our works may cause. If you believe there is an emergency during the works you can contact Ben Mathers, Night Works Manager – 07889 115401 or Terry Howard, Day Works Manager on 07775 633516.