Oundle Road in Elton closed as drivers face six-mile traffic diversion

The closure will be in effect from Thursday (July 11) to July 18
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A busy Cambridgeshire village road will be closed to motorists from this week. Oundle Road, in Chesterton, is due to shut from Thursday (July 11) for works.

The works will be carried out by the county council, who will be doing maintenance and repair on this stretch of the road. These will be carried out between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The closure is due to last until July 18, with roadworks and a diversion route to be put in place during this period. Motorists are being advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

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A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire County Council said: "Oundle Road, Elton/Chesterton, will be closed to all motor vehicles between July 11 to 18 between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm daily for works."

The diversion route will take motorists down Oundle Road, Great North Road, and Overend. It is estimated that it will add six miles and nine minutes onto journey times.

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