September Roadworks

We have received notice of the following road works in the Parish during August from Highways.

Contractor: Anglia Water
Location: Main St Farcet
Traffic Management: Two Way Signals
Commences: 13-Sept-2017 15-Sept-2017
Works: New supply Off-Site

Road Closure Notice 2017/566

ORDER 2017/566

NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which is to stop any vehicle from proceeding along Straight Drove (C88), Farcet as lies between Gosling Drive and Kings Delph Drove.
Access will be maintained to properties affected by this order.

The alternative route for vehicles is via Straight Drove – Wrights Drove – B1095 – B1092 – B1091 – Main Street, Farcet and vice versa.
The Order is made to facilitate electrical connection works which are being carried out on or near this highway and it will come into operation on 11 October 2017 and continue until these works have finished or on the 10 April 2018 whichever is the earlier.

It is anticipated that these works will be carried out between 11 October and 17 October 2017.
The Order shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.

August Road Works

We have received notice of the following road works in the Parish during August from Highways.

Contractor: Cadent Gas Limited
Location: Main St Farcet
Traffic Management: Give & Take
Commences: 14-Aug-2017 18-Aug-2017
Works: Lay a new gas service to new built property 47M ( 39M In Private)

Farcet Speed Watch Scheme

Speedwatch will shortly be starting in Farcet. We will be monitoring various streets over the next months, on a rolling programme. The object of the exercise is not to penalise people, but to ensure that speed limits are adhered to for the safety of everyone. We will be very happy if we don’t catch anyone speeding!

Can I remind you that the speed limit is 30mph in all but the following streets, where the statutory limit is 20mph:
Cross St, George Alcock Way,Leeder Close, Main St, Manor Close, Middle St, St Mary’s Close, St Mary’s St, Southoe Road, and Straight Drove(70 metres from Main St

Huge thanks to our Vice Chair Cllr Chris Deards for setting up the Farcet Speed Watch scheme.

For further information please visit the Cambridgeshire Police website Speedwatch

B1095 Pondersbridge Whittlesey Rd Junction

Update on the B1095 Pondersbridge Whittlesey Rd Junction South of Peterborough.
I took this issue to the Road Safety Committee (Huntingdonshire) of which I am vice chair to see how we could look to find a resolution.
We invited officers from Cambs County, Hunts DC and Peterborough City Council. The newly elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire also attended the meeting. The outcome is that we had 3 options we tabled and one of them was looked upon very favourably by the Mayor. He assured us that money will be made available to address this major traffic crisis and a business case is now being prepared.
Once the flyover at Kings Dyke is completed then the road will be even worse.

The proposed 1000 home development at RAF Upwood site will also need to use that junction if commuting to Peterborough.

Hopefully we wont have to suffer for much longer.

I have also been informed that PCC are now going to apply to the Department of Transport for funding.

A1 Junction 17 Roadworks Starts 3rd August

Essential road upgrades start next week, on Thursday 3 August.
Extra capacity is being added to junction 17 of the A1(M) and junction 1 of the A1139 Fletton Parkway to the south west of the city that will enable the expansion of the Gateway Peterborough business park.
At the same time, Cambridgeshire County Council will carry out full depth resurfacing on the A1(M) junction 17 roundabout
The work has been carefully planned in a partnership between Highways England, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Gateway Peterborough’s owners Roxhill Developments and their contractors Winvic. By closely coordinating the projects and by carrying out the vast majority of the work overnight, the partnership hope to avoid any repeat of the delays caused by recent roadworks on the A1(M) in Peterborough.
The work is expected to take around five months and to be complete in November.