Foxton, UK: Notorious crossing set for grade-separation?

27 Feb

A grade-separated solution associated with a new route for the busy A10 highway at Foxton, Cambridgeshire is on the cards as Network Rail sets out options for change. The Foxton level crossing is closed to road traffic, including pedestrians, as many as ten times per hour and is subject to a significant level of misuse.

Now, Network Rail has released the feasibility study setting-out options for change with the company’s preferred solution being a new road bridge at an estimated cost of GBP11.65 million and a pedestrian / cyclist footbridge with ramped access costing an additional GBP2.3 million. The alternative considered is a highway underpass. Both options are associated with rerouting the A10 nearer to Barrington.

One of the concerns locally is that eliminating the level crossing will increase speeds and create additional risk to pedestrians and cyclists. This will need to be addressed in the design which will be complete in about a year’s time.

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