Thursday, 28 June 2012

Come And Have Your Say On Junction Improvements

Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to make it easier and safer to cross the A14 at the B1049 Interchange at Impington, and the B1047 slip roads at Fen Ditton.

At the Impington interchange pedestrians and cyclists have difficulty crossing the A14 slip roads and following consideration of options to improve safety, it is now proposed to install toucan crossings over each of the slip roads.

£450,000 has been secured from the developers of the nearby Orchard Park to fund the improvements and plans of the proposed improvements can be viewed at Histon and Impington Pavilion on 10th July, 4-7pm and at Orchard Park Community Centre on 18th July, 5-8pm.

At B1047/A14 interchange at Fen Ditton, pedestrians and cyclists also experience difficulties crossing the A14 slip roads and again Toucan crossings are proposed here at a cost of £275,000.

Details of the proposed improvements at this location can be viewed at Horningsea Village Hall on 11th July, 5-8pm and at Fen Ditton Village Hall on 19th July, 4-7pm.

Councillor Martin Curtis, County Council Cycling Champion said "The A14 acts as a barrier for pedestrians and cyclists in some communities north of Cambridge. Improving these two interchanges by providing crossing facilities will help commuters, school journeys and leisure trips on foot and by bike and are examples of how the County Council is committed to improve safety for all road users. I hope that the public will come along and have their say."