Work to upgrade walking, cycling and bus journeys along Milton Road to begin this month

Work to upgrade walking, cycling and bus journeys along Milton Road to begin this month

Published: Monday, June 06, 2022

Work on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s £24m Milton Road project will get underway from 27 June.

All junctions on Milton Road will be upgraded to improve active travel journeys, including the installation of a state-of-the-art CYCLOPS junction at Milton Road/Kings Hedges Road and along Milton Road segregated cycle lane and improved bus lanes will be installed.

The roundabout at Milton Road/Elizabeth Way will be retained but it will be significantly improved with the addition of segregated off-road links and signalised crossings to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The scheme will provide faster, safer, and more reliable bus and active travel journeys between Cambridge and communities to the north of the city to help cut congestion and improve air quality.

Cllr Elisa Meschini, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said:

“I am pleased we can now start construction on this important project. It has been widely championed by the community and, when it is complete, it will provide safer and more reliable bus and active travel journeys for people who travel along this key route in our city.”

While the recent upgrade to Histon Road required one-way road closures throughout construction, two-way traffic will be maintained along Milton Road for the majority of the work to minimise disruption, with the bus lanes closed to make space for the work to be carried out safely.

The project will be built by Milestone, which delivered the GCP’s Histon Road scheme, and is expected to take two years to complete.

Letters have been sent to residents on Milton Road to notify them about the setting up of the site office and upcoming work to clear vegetation and cut back hedges along the route of the scheme.

For more information visit the project page.

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