On yer bike-and now its possible as £350,000 cycleway linking Ely to Sutton nears completion


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A cycleway linking Ely with Sutton is due to be completed within a fortnight, according to Cambridgeshire County Council.

Work on the £350,000 stretch of cycle path began in September last year but has been subject to delays, the county council said, owing to restrictions on working hours during peak times on the A142.

But, on Monday, the county council contacted North East Cambridgeshire parliamentary hopeful Stephen Barclay to confirm that completion of the cycleway was imminent.

Mike Davies, the county council’s team leader for cycling projects, told Mr Barclay: “I am pleased to report though that the scheme will be completed within the next two weeks. Sutton and the surrounding villages will soon have a completed high quality foot and cycle link to Ely via Witchford, along this very busy road.”

Mr Barclay said he had been concerned by the severity of holdups caused on the A142 during construction of the cycleway but welcomed news that work was nearing completion.

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He said: “I have consistently campaigned for better cycleways in our area since my election in 2010 and whilst it was positive news that the footpath was being built, I was concerned that the project was causing unnecessary inconvenience to motorists, residents and businesses due to the length of time it was taking.

“The resident who contacted me said motorists were often caught in tailbacks over 30 minutes long and it has been especially bad since January. But thankfully the project is now nearing completion and I’m sure everyone will welcome that news.”

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