Milton Road is a well-known and busy residential area in Cambridge which also acts as a key route between the city centre, the A14 and A10, as well as the nearby villages of Milton and Waterbeach.
As a key arterial route, Milton Road has been identified as vital to the local economy. However, current levels of peak-time traffic congestion threaten the continued economic growth of the local area. With the population of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire expected to grow by around 28% over the next 15 years, improvements to Milton Road will need to be made to now, to accommodate the increasing number of journeys in the future.
The Milton Road project aims to improve public transport, cycle and walking infrastructure to make these sustainable travel options a more attractive alternative to the car, and to encourage the continued economic growth of Greater Cambridge, without harming existing communities, and the environment,
The Milton Road scheme supports the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP’s) transport vision of implementing improved public transport routes to encourage more people to use sustainable transport modes instead of the private car. This is part of a wider public transport strategy which aims to support the feasibility of delivering proposed housing and employment growth at Cambridge Northern Fringe, Ely, Cambridge Science Park, Northstowe and Waterbeach (collectively around 27,000 new homes and 9,800 new jobs between 2011 and 2031).
The project has the following key objectives:
Further development of the scheme
In 2018 the preferred option design was put out to public consultation. The findings from the consultation were used to develop various modifications in order to improve the scheme.
The final preliminary design that was approved by the GCP Exec Board in March 2019 can be found here.
The scheme is currently in the detailed design stage having already been through stage 1 which outlined the proposal for Milton Road.
The next stages of the Milton Road project can be found below:
Stage 2: June to August
Stage 3: September to October
Stage 4: October to December
Further information about Milton Road including the minutes of previous Local Liaison Forums and engagement events can be found on the Local Liaison Forum page here.