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.
The Phase 2 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 in the spring. More information on the proposals from this consultation can be found on the consultation page.
All planned works on site will be postponed, following a decision by Cambridgeshire County Council to stop non-essential works on road projects due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This includes the planned adjustments to the new traffic lights at Linton High Street. These adjustments are necessary to ensure the new lights are working at their optimum under normal and peak traffic levels.
The proposals will provide additional capacity for the growth of journeys to, from and around Cambridge from the south east."
BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
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
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. Please see the A1307 route map below for locations of these schemes.
A continuous shared-use 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 travel hub near the A11/A505/A1307 junctions. This travel hub would be in addition to the existing Babraham Road Park & Ride.
More details on the project are on the project's background page.
Phase 2 images
Feedback from the recent public consultation is currently being analysed and results will be published here in the spring.
The findings of the recent public consultation on a new public transport route between the A11 and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, a new travel hub near the A11/A1307/A505 and new walking, cycling and horse riding links will be presented to the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board in June 2020. The Board will then decide whether the proposals will go ahead and which travel hub site would be the preferred option.
Ecological, archaeological and land surveys are being carried out over the next few months to feed into the detailed project development for the proposed public transport route and travel hub, once a decision has been made.
Implementation of road safety, junction, walking, cycling and horse riding improvements along the A1307 is underway and schemes are scheduled to be completed over the next two years. Works to be carried out in the current year include:
- Babraham Research Campus roundabout - construction to provide a signalised multi-user crossing is postponed, following a decision by Cambridgeshire County Council’s to stop non-essential works on road projects due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Babraham High Street junction - works to improve safety at this junction and remove the right turn from Babraham onto the A1307 (towards the A11) are postponed, following a decision by Cambridgeshire County Council’s to stop non-essential works on road projects due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Eastbound bus lane between Babraham and A11 - works to convert one lane of the dual carriageway into a bus lane in the approach to the A11 roundabout are postponed, following a decision by Cambridgeshire County Council’s to stop non-essential works on road projects due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Granham's Road junction - construction is planned to start in late 2020 to provide a right-turn lane from Babraham Road into Granham's Road.
- Hildersham crossroads - construction is planned to start in late 2020 to provide a traffic signal controlled crossing for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians.
- Babraham Road cycleway (part of Linton Greenway) - construction on widening existing cycleway is planned to start in 2021 between the Addenbrooke's roundabout and Babraham Road Park & Ride. Whilst this is later than originally hoped for, this delay is part of a coordinated approach with County Council's streetworks team to avoid too many roadworks happening at the same time in the same area.
- Future works planned for 2021 also include safety improvements at the Gog Farm Shop/Haverhill Road junction in Stapleford, a new roundabout and local travel hub at Bartlow Road in Linton, safety improvements at the Dean Road crossroads and improvements to the cycleway along the A1307 between Babraham Road Park & Ride and Babraham, as part of the Linton Greenway.
LOCAL LIAISON FORUMS
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.