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Road signs, pointing to A1307 Cambridge (direction left of image), A1307 Haverhill (direction right of image), and Stapleford / Magog Downs (direction towards viewer)
PROJECT SUMMARY

The Cambridge South East Transport project aims to provide better public transport, walking and cycling options for those who travel in the A1307 and A1301 area, improving journey times and linking communities and employment sites in the area south east of Cambridge. 

Project update

The public consultation on proposals for a new travel hub near the A11/A1307/A505, a new public transport route between the A11 and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and new walking, cycling and horse riding links is now closed. The feedback is being analysed and results will be published on these web pages early in the new year. More information on the proposals from this consultation can be found on the consultation page.

The proposals will provide additional capacity for the growth of journeys
to, from and around Cambridge from the south east."

B E N E F I T S  O F  T H E  P R O J E C T

 The project will:

  • Cut congestion
  • Improve air quality
  • Provide faster and more reliable transport routes into Cambridge and to employment sites 
  • Link villages together 
  • Improve junction safety through highway improvements
  • Provide high-quality walking and cycling facilities
Diagram of the scheme aims, as described in the adjacent list
map and diagram showing the Phase 1 elements of the scheme, as described on the main project page

Phase 1 Elements common to all strategies (click for higher resolution image)

Scheme images

B A C K G R O U N D

The Cambridge South East Transport project is made up of two phases.

Phase 1 looks at road safety, walking cycling and bus priority measures along the A1307 between Haverhill and Cambridge. Some of these elements are low cost and do not require extra land, as they are within the highway, or planning consent. These can be completed quickly.

A continuous multi-user path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders is planned from  Cambridge to Linton and will form part of the Linton Greenway. More information on Greenways is available on the Greenways project page.

Phase 2 of the scheme involves a new public transport route from the A11 via Sawston and Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Alongside this new public transport route will be a new path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, similar to the one along the existing guided busways.

The proposals also include a new Park & Ride site near the A11/A505 interchange.

More details on the project are on the project's background page

PROJECT UPDATE - PHASE 1

Works to construct an eastbound bus lane on the A1307 at Linton between Dalehead Foods and Linton Village College will commence on 16 September 2019 and will continue until early December.  The work involves converting Lane 1 to a bus lane, constructing a build out at Dalehead Foods, surfacing in parts of the central reserve to improve visibility at gaps, improving the cycleway, extending the 40mph limit, and extending the 50 mph speed limit at Hildersham.

 While the works take place Lane 1 eastbound will be closed and a 40mph temporary speed limit will be in place.  The work will be carried out by Cambridgeshire Highways.

Further phases of work in early 2020 will include improvements to the Hildersham High Street junction, signalising the Linton High Street, and completing the improved cycleway between Pampisford Road and Linton Village College.  Works planned for 2020/21 include a new roundabout and local travel hub at Bartlow Road, Linton, safety improvements at the Dean Road crossroads, and a westbound bus lane at Linton.

The work involves making excavations (trial pits) and boreholes to investigate and test the soils. This is needed to finalise the detailed designs of some Phase 1 schemes.

The Phase 1 schemes include road safety, walking, cycling and bus priority measures along the A1307.

NEXT STEPS

The Phase 1 elements of road safety, junction, walking and cycling improvements along the A1307 have been approved and are scheduled to be built and implemented over the next two years. Works to be carried out in the next year include:

  • Further scheme construction: later this year construction will start on crossings at the Babraham Research Campus roundabout and traffic signals at Pampisford Road/Hildersham High Street 
  • The remaining schemes will be constructed in the 2020/21 financial year. Planning applications for those elements requiring planning consent are planned to be submitted this summer.

L O C A L  L I A I S O N  F O R U M S

Local Liaison Forums provide for regular dialogue between the project team and members of the local community during the course of any major transport project, ensuring interested parties are kept informed and can continue to have their say outside of formal consultation processes.

LLFs are chaired by local councillors and are open to the public.

More information and papers can be found on the Cambridge South East LLF page.