Histon Road - Construction

Working during Covid-19

The health, safety and wellbeing of our contractors, employees and the general public is of paramount importance. A full risk assessment has been carried out and staff are taking additional safety precautions to comply with Covid-19 guidance.  All construction works are taking place under the condition that social distancing guidance that has been developed by the construction industry is followed. 

Construction Details

Work is underway on Histon Road and is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2021. Please see the document section below for the latest project updates.

The works will be carried out in phases with construction and traffic management plans having been developed in consultation with a wide number of stakeholders, including your local councillors, the County Council’s Streetworks Team, Milestone Infrastructure, Stagecoach and the Highways England A14 Project Team. 

The table below shows the current planned programme of work (please note timescales are indicative, dependent on a range of factors, such as weather, and therefore may be subject to change):



Estimated Dates

Traffic Management


Site clearance and set up

Entire length of Histon Road

27 Jan 2020 – May 2020

Temporary traffic signal control

Mostly completed, with further works planned for the autumn

Phase A

Victoria/Huntingdon Road Junction

27 Jan 2020 – Aug 2020

Temporary traffic signal control


Phase B

Gilbert Road to Victoria Road

29 June 2020 – Spring 2021 Partial Road closure (inbound) Upcoming

Phase C

Gilbert/Warwick Road Junction

Autumn 2020 – Spring 2021

Partial Road closure (inbound) Upcoming

Phase D

King’s Hedges Road to Gilbert Road

29 June 2020 – Summer 2021

Partial Road closure (inbound) Upcoming

Find out more

There are several ways that you can keep up to date with the project or raise any concerns you might have:

  1. Sign up to receive regular project updates: Milestone Infrastructure, our main contractor, will produce regular email updates on the work progress. If you’d like to receive these updates directly, please do register on our Email Newsletter Subscription page, selecting Histon Road in the Projects section. Alternatively, please scroll down to the documents section to download the latest updates. Directly affected properties will also receive mailings at appropriate stages during construction.
  2. Contractor’s contact details: If you have any concerns during the construction, please do get in touch with Milestone Infrastructure's project team on histonroad.contact@milestoneinfra.co.uk or telephone their 24 hour contact centre on 0800 023 4762.

We know that any closure along Histon Road will affect residents and businesses as well as people travelling in the area. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. However, these works will deliver improvement for those who cycle, walk or use public transport on Histon Road and help make travel in Cambridge more sustainable. Temporarily closing the road in one direction will also allow us to complete the works in a shorter period of time.

We are working with our contractors Milestone Infrastructure and Stagecoach to minimise disruption where possible, including ensuring availability of comprehensive travel information for residents, commuters and businesses likely to be affected at each phase of the project.


Histon Road update AUG 2021 vfinal

Published on 25 Aug 2021

Histon Road Mount Pleasant Works August 2021

Published on 05 Aug 2021

Histon Road Start of Works letter

Published on 17 Jan 2020


Published on 31 Jan 2020

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