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Arbury Road Cycleway moves to next phase of construction

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018

Construction starts on the next phase of the Arbury Road cycling scheme today (Monday 23 April) from Mere Way to Mansel Way.

It  is one of five Cross City Cycling schemes funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. The route will become a key part of Cambridge’s expanding cycle network – a network containing high quality infrastructure to accommodate Cambridge’s growing economy.

The scheme will include 2m wide cycleways with the cyclist-friendly Cambridge Kerb that are slightly raised above the road level. The carriageway will be slightly wider (6m) as the new section is part of a bus route.

Construction will start fully on Monday 30 April and last until the autumn. The works will be carried out between 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to provide a safer working space for the contractor.

The Citi 1 bus will be diverted throughout the works in both directions along Mansel Way and Alex Wood Road. The two bus stops on Arbury Road near Nicholson Way, and the two bus stops on Mere Way near Ellesmere Road, will be suspended for the duration of the bus diversion. People are asked to use the bus stops in Campkin Road and Carlton Way while the diversion is in place.

The construction of the latest section of cycleway will involve moving utility services and diverting cables, the removal of kerbs and roadside verges, the construction of new cycle lanes and footways, as well as the resurfacing of the carriageway.

Arbury Road residents will have pedestrian and vehicle access to their properties throughout the work. There may be some occasions when access may be limited and the contractor will be in touch on a daily basis with those affected by the works.

If you have any questions or comments on the works, please don't hesitate to contact us by calling 0345 0455212 or emailing 

Map of Arbury Road cycling scheme

Arbury Road cycling scheme