Cambridge traffic chaos: reason for travel delays on A14 and A10 this morning
A perfect storm of roadworks and one extra set of lights has brought traffic into Cambridge to a standstill on Tuesday morning.
Commuters trying to get to work in the city along the A14 or A10 this morning were faced with up to three miles of queues.
The snarl up that tipped over the entire traffic system around the city this morning has been traced to one set of traffic lights on the Milton Road junction with King’s Hedges Road.
They were placed there by Cambridge Water overnight to deal with a leak.
Cambridge Water said on social media: “There are four-way traffic lights at the junction of Kings Hedges Rd and Milton Rd, following a leak last night. The leak has been repaired, backfilled and is being reinstated as early as possible today. We're sorry!”
The traffic is also being slowed by temporary roadworks on Milton Road, and works to the Queen Edith Roundabout.
Stagecoach East commented on Twitter (@Stagecoach_East): "The temporary roadworks on Milton Road continue to cause significant disruption to our whole network in Cambridge. Please allow additional time for your journey and bear with us while we try to keep you moving."
Improvements to the A14 continue to cause traffic delays as well.
At best, the commute into Cambridge in the mornings is at a snail's pace. Today many people have taken to Twitter to complain about being stuck.
Others commented on the management of the traffic chaos.
Adding further to the traffic chaos was gas works on Histon Road in Cottenham.