March 2021 Update from Cambridgeshire Highways

Cambridgeshire Highways will be installing a new priority give way feature and speed cushion along the Broadway at the current 30mph speed limit entrance.

The works are planned to start on 18 March and due to last for 5 days. These works will be taking place during normal working hours (0730 – 1730), Monday to Friday.

To ensure that these works are carried out as safely and efficiently as possible we will be closing the road for two days. A signed diversion route will be in place, which is as follows: St Neots Road, Bourn, Highfield Road, Caldecote; Main Street, Caldecote; B1046; Gills Hill, Bourn; High Street, Bourn; Alms Hill, Bourn. For the remaining 3 days the work will be carried out under 3-way temporary lights.

Access will be allowed for residents, however due to the nature of the work there may be some delays.

November 2020 Update

Following the survey carried out in the summer (see below) we have now had guidance from the Highways department as to the viability of our traffic calming proposals. We will be incorporating these into a longer term plan of funding and installation and will publish that in the new year. At the PC meeting on 18th November 2020, it was confirmed that we will be proceeding directly with the new village gateways – the first at the Broadway along side the new road narrowing work, and the other at the Fox Road/Gills Hill turning. These are expected to be installed in the spring of 2021.

Road narrowing at the Broadway, which was delayed due to the Covid-19 disruption, is now scheduled to take place in February 2021.

Bourn Parish Council

23 November 2020

Traffic Calming Survey Results

Thank you to all Bourn residents who took part in our traffic calming survey which we launched in June. We asked for your views and comments on traffic calming improvements for the village. The survey collected over 100 individual comments reflecting the strength of residents’ concerns about speeding in, and through, our village.

This document contains an update of the survey results: SURVEY RESULTS UPDATE

We will now be considering all available options, taking into account strength of opinion, traffic calming priorities (in order of need and effectiveness), the viability of the proposed traffic calming measure following a County Highway’s assessment and, of course, costs. We will continue to keep you all closely updated with news here on the website and in our newsletters.

Thank you again for your contribution and do look out here for our proposed timetable for the new improvements.

Bourn Parish Council

24 August 2020