Work to widen a walking and cycling path to provide better and safer journeys along the Horningsea Road has reached the halfway stage.
When complete, the path between Fen Ditton Primary School and Horningsea village will provide the main section of the Horningsea Greenway. The scheme has been complimented with a slower, 40mph speed limit.
It is one of 12 Greenways being developed by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to help more people walk, wheel or cycling between Cambridge and surrounding villages.
Cllr Elisa Meschini, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Executive Board, said:
“By helping young families to cycle or walk more safely, this Greenway will mean a little less worry for parents doing the school run by a busy road and their kids will have a bit more energy for the day ahead. I am delighted we’ve reached the half-way point already.”
The GCP’s contractor, Milestone Infrastructure, started the project in late August and is expect to finish early next year.
When complete, the 3.5km-long Horningsea Greenway will provide a continuous walking and cycling route between Horningsea, Fen Ditton and Cambridge with safety improvements along its length.
Works will now move to the south-side of the A14, before working along the A14 slip-road junctions and bridge. Resurfacing of the whole path will take place toward the end of the project.
For more information about the greenways visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/greenways