A Cambridgeshire Highways project to improve the footway on the A10 between Harston and Shepreth has been awarded a Green Apple Award for environmental best practice. Cambridgeshire County Council's partners, Skanska and Manit Contractors, recently carried out the innovative construction work utilising existing surface material in the new footway, significantly reducing the environmental impact of the project.
Local residents and road users benefited from minimised disruption thanks to fewer lorry journeys to and from the construction site.
Cambridgeshire County Councillor Susan van de Ven, Chair of the A10 Corridor Cycling Campaign, said: "We are thrilled to hear that this improvement scheme has been recognised for its environmental credentials. Already the path has become a favourite for walkers, scooter riders and cyclists, notably including young families who previously would not have enjoyed a safe off-road link between villages. With so many cycling and pedestrian improvements being delivered across Cambridgeshire we are seeing a fundamental shift in the way people can choose to get around."
The new 2.5 metre shared cycle and pedestrian footway is due to fully open in the coming weeks and was funded by a Cycle City Ambition Grant, obtained through the Department for Transport.