£1m improvements to A142 Lancaster Way roundabout at Ely finish on schedule

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£1m improvements to A142 Lancaster Way roundabout at Ely finish on schedule

Highway improvement work to the A142 Lancaster Way roundabout finishes on schedule this week.

The £1m scheme was reopened to traffic on Tuesday afternoon, following its 13 weeks delivery programme to the end of April.

The improvement works, which started in February, have provided two-lane entries for the A142 approaches to the Lancaster Way roundabout and for the Lancaster Way approach from the business park.

Improvements for cyclists and pedestrians are provided and a new Toucan crossing is in place on the A142 connecting with the existing shared use pedestrian and cycle path infrastructure.

The works followed a feasibility study which concluded, the A142 / Lancaster Way roundabout improvements would provide benefits reducing local congestion following completion of the A10 / BP scheme last October.

Cambridgeshire County Council delivered the scheme which will ease congestion at the roundabout junction providing benefits of: less overall travel time spent on the highway network and reducing CO2 emissions.

The roundabout improvement scheme was funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, the business park developer, Grovemere, and East Cambridgeshire District Council.

The scheme will benefit the business park and is projected to support economic growth within East Cambridgeshire assisting in the expected generation of over 2,500 jobs, with 75% anticipated from the local area.

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