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The final design for Histon Road was approved at the 03 October Executive Board meeting. 

The board also approved the final budget estimate of £10m and agreed the award of the construction contract to Skanska under the terms of the Cambridge County Council Highways Service Framework. 

For more information on the Executive Board Meeting please use this link -


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

As a key route into and out of Cambridge, The Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking at a range of measures to improve journeys along Histon Road, these measures will:

  • Improve the speed and reliability of public transport journeys 
  • Help to reduce levels of peak-time congestion
  • Provide a safer and more convenient environment for cycling and walking journeys 
  • Enhance the environment, streetscene and air quality 
  • Provide additional capacity for sustainable trips to employment and education sites
  • Help increase the levels of people using sustainable modes of transport 
Why are changes on Histon Road needed?

Cambridge is the fastest growing city in the UK - bringing many benefits to those who live and work in the area. But its success has also led to an increase in traffic on routes into the city - including Histon Road, leading to peak-time traffic congestion, delays for commuters and affecting the quality of life for residents. 

With the population of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire expected to rise by up to 28% over the next decade, many thousands of extra journeys into and out of the city - to places of work, study and leisure can be expected. 

The Histon Road scheme will help to accommodate these extra trips whilst upgrading the road to a safe, pleasant and connected community for local residents and businesses. To achieve this, the scheme aims to improve public transport journey times, as well as cycling and walking facilities, to encourage people to use sustainable modes of transport as an alternative to the car. 

view of contemporary, art deco inspired, house at the junction of Histon Road, Warwick Road and Gilber Road

A series of images showing computer generated visualisations overlaid onto actual photographs of the project locations

a map and diagram illustrating the scheme options and interventions as described in the project details

Quicker public transport journeys and improved cycle lanes

Next steps

The consultation is now closed and all of the responses will be collated by Cambridgeshire County Council's Research Team and the Consultation Report will be published in the Autumn 2018.

Following this, and taking all of the supporting information and consultation responses into account, the Project Team will prepare a final preliminary design which the Greater Cambridge Partnership's Executive Board will consider.

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has been taken out and is now available to view on the Cambridgeshire County Council Website. 


Histon Road LLF Minutes 220719

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Histon Road Consultation Brochure 2018

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Histon Road Consultation Map

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Histon Road Consultation report 2018

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Histon Road Visualisation 1

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Histon Road Visualisation 2

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Histon Road Visualisation 3

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Note of Advisory Group Meeting 29 07 19

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20180209 - Histon Road Economic Case

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