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   Longstanton Road closed    21 May, 2018

Longstanton Road is now closed. The closure is between a point just past the stables at the edge of Oakington and a point not far from St Michael's Church in Longstanton.  This closure will be in effect for 19 months, during which time a consultation will take place on the details of a permanent closure.

The closure is to allow for Northstowe Contractors to build the planned Southern Access Road from the B1050 across Longstanton Road into Northstowe, and subsequently to allow for that access road to operate.

The road will still be accessible, at most times, for pedestrian, cycle and horse access, though there may be delays at times for this trafffic to be escorted across the construction area.  Prior notice will be given if even this access is not possible for particular periods during the work.

After the work, this part of Longstanton Road will be open for use by cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians only.  There will be a pair of Pegasus Crossings to allow these three categories safe passage across the sections of new road for access to Longstanton and Northstowe.

Residents of both Longstanton and Oakington should have received a letter from the contractor, John Sisk & Son Ltd., with further information and contact details, but distribution of this letter seems erratic.  The text of it can be read here.

Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders may use the closed section except for occasional separately advertised dates, but need to take care when crossing the construction section and look out for construction vehicles.

Our County Councillor Peter Hudson and our (new) District Councillors Sarah Cheung Johnson and Alex Malyon have consulted with the contractors and the Homes and Communities Agency over the problems which these processes may cause residents, and a report on that meeting can be seen here.

The Parish Council supports the full closure of the road to all motor traffic.

 

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