Drivers are being urged to drive safely through the roadworks for the major £4.3m resurfacing and improvement scheme on the A428 near Cambridge and to observe all the signs. The work started in April and is due to be completed at the beginning of July.
To allow this work to be carried out in safety the Agency closed the A1303 entry slip road onto the A428 westbound. However since that closure has been in place there have been several incidents during the night where drivers have moved the cones and driven down the closed slip road.
David Lee, Highways Agency project manager for the scheme, said:
"Since the work started, most road users have been driving safely and sensibly near the roadworks. At the moment we have a contraflow on the eastbound carriageway of the A428 during work on the westbound side. As well as a 24-hour 40mph speed limit enforced with cameras, for the safety of drivers and workers.
"However there have been several instances of people moving the cones and driving down the A1303 entry slip road. The closure is in place for a reason and on two occasions they even went through the wet concrete and drove away! All these types of incidents are reported as 'near misses' because people are working on-site. And where drivers went through the wet concrete, the work had to be done again."
As someone who has ended up working at the side of the motorway, to say I'm less than impressed is putting it mildly!