Five-mile diversion route in place as Cardinal's Green near Cambridge to close this week

The closure will be in effect from Monday (June 24) to Thursday (June 27)
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A busy road on the outskirts of Cambridge will be closed to motorists from this week. Cardinal's Green, in Horseheath, will shut from Monday (June 24) for vital works.

The works are being carried out by the county council, who will be doing maintenance and repair on the stretch of road. Other areas affected include Mill Green and Shudy Camps.

The closure will last until Thursday (June 27) and be in effect from 8am to 4pm on each day during this period. Motorists are advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

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A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire County Council said: "Cardinals Green/Mill Green, Horseheath/Shudy Camps is closed both ways to all motor vehicles today until the 27th June between the hours of 8am and 4pm daily for works."

The diversion route will take motorists through Horseheath Green, Park Hill, the A1307, and Haverhill Bypass. It is estimated that this will add around five miles and ten minutes onto journey times.

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