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A14 Improvements
Community Speedwatch
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A428 improvements
Traffic updates
Cycling around Dry Drayton
Horse riders in Dry Drayton


A14 Improvements

Traffic in the village was adversely affected for three years during the A 14 Improvements. When the new road opened in 2020 the former Dry Drayton / Oakington A14 intersection had been removed, adding to most journey distances to and from the village. On the positive side, new non motorised user tracks beside the new A1307 offer safer off road cycling once the dangerous Oakington Road out of the village has been negotiated. The village lives in hope that a new off road nmu track will be constructed alongside the Oakington Road giving safe access to the new facilities.


Speeding and Community Speedwatch

We are delighted that Community Speedwatch, re-introduced in 2018, is helping to address issues of speeding through the village. Our County Councillor, Edna Murphy, is exploring with County Officers and the Parish Council the possibility of an integrated village approach to problems of speeding and HGVs. [Oct 2021]


Dry Drayton Traffic Calming -

Part time 20mph restrictions in Park Street and wig-wag warning lights were introduced in December 2020 as additional safety measures connected with the village school. Wig-wag and part time speed signs

Previously traffic calming measures were introduced in the village from June to October 2004.

Features included -

Despite huge expenditure, there are still places in the village where cars seem to travel at excessive speed, although speed has been reduced close to the obstacles which have been introduced. The flashing speed warning signs were never properly calibrated, 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.

New roundabout

The new cycleway to avoid the roundabout at the top of the High Street is an improvement for cyclists.

cycleway sign

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.

Scotland  Farm gateway
[now you see one]

smashed gate
[now you don't]

The raised junction at the entrance to the school and pub helps slow traffic.

box junction
[hardly a ripple at the raised junction]

 

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A428 Caxton Common to Hardwick Improvement

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, well ahead of schedule.

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Traffic Update

Highways England Traffic Information - current roadworks and delays on major roads

News and information on Roads from Cambridgeshire County Council

 

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Cycling Around Dry Drayton

You've got out the old bike, dusted it off, oiled it, pumped up the tyres - where to go.....

 

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Horse Riders in Dry Drayton

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:

Horse riders.

 

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Careful Drivers are welcome in Dry Drayton

But why does everybody keep crashing into the road furniture here?

 

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