New measures were introduced in the village from June to October 2004.
Features included -
- 30 mph speed limit through the village, replacing the existing 40 mph Limit along Scotland Rd, Park Street and Oakington Road.
- "Gated entrances" to the village - with single lane width restrictions and traffic entering the village to give way to traffic leaving - gateways will be on the Oakington, Madingley and Scotland Roads - (see similar features at Madingley)
- New mini roundabout at the top of the High Street.
- Raised Junction Park Street entrance to Village School and Black Horse
- Electronic speed warning signs Scotland Rd, Park Street and Oakington Road
Despite huge expenditure, there are still places in the village where cars seem to travel at the same speed, although speed has been reduced close to the obstacles which have been introduced. The flashing speed warning signs need fine tuning, some seem to flash at cars doing more than 25mph, while others are either not working or are triggered at some impossibly high speed.
The two new roundabouts and closure of the end of Park Lane have been obvious successes in making the place feel safer.
The new cycleway to avoid the roundabout at the top of the High Street is a great improvement for cyclists.
The gated entrances to the village and new signing at Scotland Farm also appear to be improvements, but the gated entrance at the Hardwick side of Scotland Farm was demolished by a vehicle before there was any winter fog or ice.
[now you see one]
[now you don't]
The raised junction at the entrance to the school and pub helps slow traffic.
[hardly a ripple at the raised junction]
A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick Improvement
Dualing on the A428 past Scotland Farm, where there is now a full traffic
A £79m contract (including the Great Barford Bypass) was let to Nuttalls - work commenced 2005/6 financial year to last 2 years. The A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick opened to traffic on Thursday 24 May 2007, ahead of schedule. See Highways Agency for full details.
It's not yet made it into Google satellite.
Highways Agency Traffic Information - current roadworks and delays on major roadsNews and information on Roads from Cambridgeshire County Council
You've got out the old bike, dusted it off, oiled it, pumped up the tyres - where to go.....
Riding is a popular activity in Dry Drayton. We can all get a bit impatient when we encounter a couple of horses and riders side-by-side on one of the village roads. It is worth remembering what the highway code requires of drivers in relation to this hazard:
- Be particularly careful of horses and riders, especially when overtaking.
- Always pass wide and slow.
- Horse riders are often children, so take extra care and remember riders may ride in double file when escorting a young or inexperienced horse rider.
- Look out for horse riders' signals and heed a request to slow down or stop.
- Treat all horses as a potential hazard and take great care.
Careful Drivers are welcome in Dry Drayton
But why does everybody keep crashing into the road furniture here?