Road re-opened at Welney a fortnight ago but sign is still sending motorists on a 30 mile detour through Fenland

IT may have re-opened a fortnight ago but motorists heading out of March are still being sent on a 30 mile diversion to avoid the A1101 at Welney.

This sign continues at the junction of High Street and St Peter’s Road, March, was still up today even though the road is re-opened.

County councillor John Clark, whose garage is next to the sign, said his wife had pointed it out to him this week and wondered why it had not been removed. He suspected it was down to Cambridgeshire County Council (of which he is a member) to remove it.

“I’m on holiday next week but I’ll give them a call when I come back,” he said.

The road flooded at Welney in May, for the first time in two years, but re-opened after 10 days.

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Other diversion route signs in the area have been covered up or removed but no one has yet removed the sign heading out of March.

The Lamb and Flag at Welney, a popular destination pub for many people, hopes people will ignore the sign and continue to drive over for a meal.

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IS Cambridgeshire County Council responsible? We couldn’t contact them today but if you know who is in charge of the sign please email

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