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Work on phase two of Arbury Road cycleway has begun

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017

Construction work on phase two of the Arbury Road cycleway begins today.

The scheme is one of five cross-city cycling projects funded by the Greater Cambridge City Deal to extend and improve the city’s cycling network.

Work to divert the utility services will begin on Monday before the kerbs and roadside verges are removed to enable the construction of new cycle lanes, footpaths and two pedestrian crossings.

Phase one of the cycleway between St Catharine’s Road and St Albans Road was completed last September. Once complete, the cycleway will enable people to cycle along Arbury Road from St Catharine’s Road to the North Cambridge Academy.

Cllr Francis Burkitt, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board, said: “The Arbury Road cycleway will help to plug a gap in the city’s cycling network, making cycling safer and more attractive along a primary route in and out of the city.

“The Greater Cambridge Partnership is currently working on 18 cycling schemes, and it’s great to see them being progressively rolled-out. 

“We are pro-cycling and so we’re working hard to build on our already excellent network to keep up our strong reputation as one of the UK’s leading cycling regions.”

The phase two construction work will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, and are scheduled to last approximately 20 weeks.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place but Arbury Road residents will have pedestrian and vehicle access to their properties at all times.

Team leader for cycling projects Mike Davies said: “We apologise for any disruption this work creates but our contractors will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

“But I’m confident that residents and commuters will welcome the high-quality Arbury Road cycleway once the construction work is complete.”

Visit our cross city cycling pages for more information about the project.