A605 temporary traffic lights for £32m King’s Dyke project

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on the A605 for a month due to the King’s Dyke project.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:55 am

The £32 million scheme, which includes a new road and bridge over the Ely to Peterborough railway line, is due to open to traffic by December 2022 and will help to end the long delays for motorists.

Works are currently progressing with earthworks taking place on the eastern side of the railway, while the partial filling of Star Pit is also nearly completed.

From Monday (April 26), two-way traffic lights will be installed to move a gas main underneath where the new road will align back onto the existing road.

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Works progressing on the King's Dyke scheme. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council
Works progressing on the King's Dyke scheme. Photo: Cambridgeshire County Council

They will be in place for four to five weeks and will be manually controlled by those on site during peak traffic hours to monitor the traffic flow.

The project team said: “As part of the planning stage for these works, Jones Bros and Cambridgeshire County Council have been co-ordinating with Peterborough City Council who are working at Pondersbridge at the same time to ensure that disruption along the A605 and local road network is minimised as much as practicable.

“These works are unavoidable and have also been co-ordinated with the temporary traffic lights on the B1040. There will be signed diversion routes and we will carefully monitor traffic levels throughout.

“We would like to thank you for your patience while these co-ordinated works take place as swiftly as possible.”

Works are currently taking place on the A605 to put in a lane to turn right into Pondersbridge, while the B1040 is also closed for carriageway works.