14:10 Tuesday 04 February 2014

£350,000 refurb for road on outskirts of Ely

Written byJORDAN DAY

More than £300,000 is to be spent on improving a busy road on the outskirts of Ely.

Cambridgeshire County Council Highways has announced that the B1382 at Queen Adelaide is to be improved.

Contractors will be moving in on Monday, February 17, to carry out the work between Thistle Corner roundabout and the beginning of the 30mph/national speed limit signs in Ely Road.

The project, which will cost around £350,000, includes improving the drainage, strengthening the road foundation and re-surfacing the stretch..

A council spokesman said: “Work is expected to take around two weeks and will be carried out overnight between 7pm and 6am.

“During working hours the road will be closed, with a signed diversion.

“Access to property will be maintained, but some disruption and delay is inevitable.”

The route is a busy one - even more so ever since the Thistle Corner roundabout was eventually opened.

The roundabout, built by Barratt Homes as part of the massive King’s Avenue development, had been complete for almost four years before it was finally opened last February.

The delay was due to wrangling between Barratt and the county council over whose responsibility the roundabout was.

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