Histon Road project construction begins today

Histon Road project construction begins today

Published: Monday, February 03, 2020
An artist’s impression of the Histon Road scheme, showing a cyclist using the proposed cycle lane.

Construction on a project to significantly upgrade bus, cycling and walking journeys along Histon Road begins today (Monday, 3 February).

A new bus lane and significantly improved walking and cycleways will make it quicker and easier for people to travel into the city from the A14 - helping to cut congestion and improve air quality.

Work to trim hedges and remove some trees to clear the site began last week.

Construction on the new layout for the Histon Road/Victoria Road/Huntingdon Road junction will now get underway.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place between 9.30am and 3.30pm, with Histon Road open to all traffic throughout this phase of work. Outside of our working hours, all the lights at the junction will work as usual.

Histon Road is currently planned to be closed to all inbound traffic after the completion of work by Highways England to junctions 32 and 33 of the A14 – currently expected by May.

Construction will then begin on the new bus lanes, and upgraded walking and cycling links.

A diversion via the A14, Milton Road and Victoria Road will be in place throughout the construction phase. Cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use Histon Road in both directions.

The table below shows the current planned programme of work (please note timescales are indicative and may be subject to change):

 

Phases

Location

Estimated Dates

Traffic Management

Site clearance and set up

Entire length of Histon Road

27 Jan 2020 – Mar 2020

Temporary traffic signal control

Phase A

Victoria/Huntingdon Road Junction

3 Feb 2020 – May 2020

Phase B

Gilbert Road to Victoria Road

May 2020 – Dec 2020

Partial road closure

(inbound)

Phase C

Gilbert/Warwick Road Junction

Aug 2020 – Feb 2021

Phase D

King’s Hedges Road to Gilbert Road

May 2020 – Apr 2021

More information is available www.greatercambridge.org.uk/histon-road.

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