Greater Cambridge greenways construction update - March 2024

Published 12 March 2024

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Greater Cambridge greenways construction update March 2024

Welcome to our March update on construction of the Greater Cambridge greenways – our programme of twelve walking, wheeling, cycling and, where possible, equestrian routes to better connect the city to the communities around it.

In this issue, the Comberton Greenway makes good progress. Work on the Horningsea Greenway stays on hold. Designs for six other early works schemes are also coming forward.

Horningsea Greenway

Horningsea works GW


Works on the greenway will restart after Cambridgeshire County Council complete their maintenance work in Horningsea village. This means the path surface will remain a little rough until we are able to get back on site. A Traffic Order for the scheme and changes in Fen Ditton is being advertised by the County Council until Monday 25 March.

What’s next

Once we resume, there are only a few weeks of work left before resurfacing can start. Once complete, pupils at Fen Ditton Primary will have a safer route to school and their parents/guardians will have another option to get between Horningsea and the city.

Comberton Greenway

Comberton new works


Last month we completed Kentings and Barrons Way junction improvements. This included shortening the crossings, reconstructing the footway and installing new street lighting. We resurfaced both junctions with new road markings, which were completed overnight to minimise disruption. We will continue to keep neighbouring residents and businesses up to date. We are still aiming to complete all greenway works within Comberton by the middle of July, making the whole village a safer, more pleasant place to be and move around.

What’s next

We’ll start work on the junction of Woottens Close and Barton Road in a similar way to Kentings and Barrons Way.

The next part of the works will be upgrading the 4-way junction of South Street, Green End, B1046 in the centre of the village.

Upcoming Greenway Projects

Barton Greenway

As part of the scheme, a Traffic Regulation Order is being advertised by Cambridgeshire County Council including proposals to support the 20mph zone in Barton Village and lower speed limits on sections of the Barton Road between Cambridge and Barton. More information and designs are available on the Barton Greenway webpage.

Melbourn Greenway


The spur through Foxton (which forms part of the Melbourn Greenway) has been designed to provide a safer and fairer space for walking, cycling and vehicle traffic. Work is ongoing with residents and stakeholders to finalise this work. Further information about progress will be posted on the Melbourn Greenway page.

Meldreth to Melbourn path

Our aim is to start this spring, to improve the well-used path that connects Meldreth railway station and Melbourn. We will rebuild and widen the path, clear the vegetation that obstructs visibility and improve drainage. There will also be new signage and resurfacing. We will provide further information in advance of any works. In the meantime, check the Melbourn Greenway page for updates.


Improvements are being planned to provide a safer and easier walk or cycle between the Shepreth Railway Station and the A10 path. A drop-in session for residents has been organised for 13 March 7-9pm in the village hall. View designs and read the Q+A on the Melbourn Greenway page.

Waterbeach Greenway

Cowley Road

This spring, we aim to start on improvements to Cowley Road. We will widen the busy pavement and cycle-track between the A14 bridge and the junction with Milton Road. Further information will be made available in advance of any works. Designs for this section were presented for information in the Waterbeach Greenway consultation last autumn.

Sawston Greenway


Designs are being finalised for a safer, 20mph zone and resurfacing on Mingle Lane and Church Street in Stapleford. Once ready, we will make further information available on the Sawston Greenway page.

Keeping in touch

We’ll continue to update you on the early works in our next monthly newsletter, along with news about works on the other greenways and when they are due to start.

If you have any construction queries in the meantime, please email or call the 24-hour contact centre on 0800 028 1363.

For general greenway enquiries, email

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We’d like to thank everyone for their co-operation and understanding while we deliver these key improvement projects.