On the morning of the 4th May, just after the Bank Holiday, two fairly minor incidents caused major gridlock on Horningsea Road, just near Low Fen Drove where Anglian Water are suggesting their construction traffic of 140 HGV movements a day will access/exit Honey Hill –1
There was a water leak in Fen Ditton with the resulting roadworks, and then a collision between two vehicles. This caused traffic to be backed up to Horningsea. Journey times of 40 minutes from Horningsea to Fen Ditton were being reported. Parents on the school run were abandoning cars in order to walk to school.
Traffic was queueing on the A14 and the length of the slip road to exit the A14. This is the route that Anglian Water say their construction traffic will be using to access Honey Hill from the A14.
It shows just how unsuitable it is to use Low Fen Drove for construction traffic! Our local roads are already full and minor issues cause serious blocks. Any additional traffic will have a serious impact on the villages in our area.
- Preliminary Transport Assessment, CWWTPR, Appdx K, Ch.2, ‘Construction Impacts’ p17, Table 2.1: Daily HGV movements during each construction stage