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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 Study 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

Work on Phase 1 of the Cambridge South East Transport project is continuing with the upgrade of the traffic lights at the A1307 Linton Village College junction.  Works are planned to take place on 20 and 21 March 2019 to upgrade the traffic signal controller and install a system called MOVA that is more responsive to traffic conditions and should increase capacity.

Works involve installing additional electronics in the signal controller and then commissioning and validating the new system. The installation is planned for 20 March with commissioning and validation extending into 21st March if necessary.  The signals may be turned off for a few minutes only while this takes place.  The work has to be done during term time in order that normal traffic is present for commissioning and validation.  There will be no disruption to access or egress from the Village College site.

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

Scheme images

B A C K G R O U N D

The Cambridge South East Transport Study 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

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:

  • Babraham Road Park & Ride - cycle storage: an additional 15  cycle lockers will be installed, together with additional racks in the area next to the existing stands.
  • Linton eastbound bus lane: a traffic regulation order has now been obtained to convert one lane of the dual carriageway between Dalehead Foods and Linton Village College into a bus lane. It is expected that work will start on this early this summer. The works are being carried out at the same time as the adjacent cycleway improvements for the Linton Greenway.
  • 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.

For Phase 2 of the scheme, we are currently further developing the detailed proposals for Strategy 1 for the long-term public transport route.  We will then consult with you again on the  details of this route.

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.