Construction on GCP's Milton Road scheme making good progress

Published 29 February 2024

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Work to deliver better bus, walking and cycling journeys along Milton Road continues to make good progress – with the scheme expected to open later this year.

Contractors for the Greater Cambridge Partnership are working at the junction of Milton Road and King’s Hedges Road to deliver a new Cycle Optimised Protected Signals (CYCLOPS) junction which segregates pedestrians and cyclists from traffic to provide better and safer journeys for everyone.

In addition, work to create the new junction at Arbury Road will enable safer walking and cycling journeys. While works take place, Union Lane is closed to motorised vehicles until 24 May to enable these vital upgrades to be carried out with minimised disruption to traffic flow.

Teams have been working hard to deliver one of the many Copenhagen-style crossings at Ramsden Square, with the road currently closed to motorised traffic until the end of March.

Thomas Porter, GCP project manager, said:

“We appreciate the road closures and temporary traffic signals are causing delays, and I thank everyone for their continued patience. By putting these measures in place, we can ensure our contractors and all road users are safe while we deliver these upgrades faster.

“Work on Milton Road is due to complete later this year and will include new bus lanes alongside upgraded walking and cycling paths, and enhanced junctions so more people can enjoy better journeys to work, school and to meet their friends.”

Since construction began, 2,900m of new cycle lanes and footpaths have been added along Milton Road which is almost two miles or the equivalent of 28 football pitches.

Milestone, the GCP’s contractors, have also added 8,700m of main, edging and kerbs – which is almost the height of Mount Everest – planted 115 trees and installed eight new bus stops.

Members of the community joined the GCP’s Chair, Cllr Elisa Meschini, to help plant some of those new trees at the new-look Elizabeth Way roundabout in October as part of the GCP’s commitment to enhancing biodiversity as part of its infrastructure programme.

The Milton Road scheme aims to encourage more people to walk, cycle and travel by bus to school, work and to see friends to create more space on our roads for those needing to travel by car.

The project is being built by Milestone, which delivered the GCP’s award-winning Histon Road scheme.

For more information and for the latest updates on the Milton Road project visit

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