The new footway and cycling facilities will be on the outbound side of the road between The Fen Causeway and Brooklands Avenue and should be completed by summer 2017.
Trumpington Road is used by about 10,000 motor vehicles and 2,000 cyclists daily. There were 18 accidents between 2008 and 2014, including 13 involving cyclists, on this short stretch of Trumpington Road.
The scheme includes creating a 3.5m wide shared-use foot & cycleway on top of the embankment alongside the Botanic Gardens. This path will be for walking & cycling both ways.
A 2m wide slightly raised cycle lane will replace the narrow on-road outbound cycle lane. The Pay & Display parking along the Botanic Gardens will be removed to make space for widening the embankment.
For most of the time two-way traffic will be maintained. Some temporary traffic lights will be needed at certain times to allow for safe working. This will be limited to off-peak hours (9.30am to 3.30pm).
The footway alongside the Botanic Gardens will be closed for the duration of the works to allow for its widening and reconstruction. Pedestrians and cyclists will be diverted to the shared-use foot and cycleway on the opposite side via existing crossings.
The improvements would make this stretch safer and encourage more people to get on their bike.
The improvements will cost around Â£700,000, and are being funded through the Â£10.1 million Cycle City Ambition Fund programme provided by the Department for Transport to further encourage more people to cycle, more safely, more often in Greater Cambridge.