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24 June 2012, 08:00
Cambridgeshire County Council is giving drivers in St Neots a heads up of major work in the town this summer.
Work on the scheme, which will cost £400,000, will start at the end of July and is expected to take around 13 weeks to complete.
It will improve the High Street junctions with South Street, New Street, Church Street, Huntingdon Street, Cambridge Street and with Tan Yard and Tebbutts Road and the High Street pedestrian crossing points.
New equipment will be installed which detects traffic at or approaching the junctions and adjusts the traffic light phases to maximise traffic flow ie if no cars are waiting to cross the junction from a particular direction, the lights will stay at red to allow vehicles to flow across the junction from the other directions as appropriate.
County Council Cabinet Member for Community Infrastructure Cllr Tony Orgee told Heart: "This work should improve the traffic flow through the centre of St Neots, which will not only improve things for motorists, but also help to reduce pollution in the town centre."
Work starts on July 30 and will involve temporary suspension of parking in some areas and the closure of New Street between its junctions with Tebbutts Road/High Street and South Street between its junctions with High Street/Market Square South. Work will be restricted to after 9.30 am and before 3.30 pm to avoid the rush hour periods.
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