Construction of a new segregated on-carriageway cycle lane on the east side of Huntingdon Road, Cambridge is in the final phase. Phase 2 of the project was completed in November 2017. Phase 3 to widen and resurface the outbound cycleway is complete as far as Storeys Way.
The final phase of project will be resurfacing works to improve the carriageway on Huntingdon Road near Oxford Road, between Storey’s Way and Girton Road and on the west side of Huntingdon Road. The works will include:
- Outbound – Resurfacing and widening of existing cycle lane up to opposite the junction of Richmond Road. This will be laid in red material, to a width of 1.8m with a mandatory cycle lane marking.
- Upgrade approaches to the parallel crossing near Oxford Road.
- Resurface carriage lanes opposite Sherlock Road.
This final phase of the work is planned to start Monday 11 March 2019.
Resurfacing works traffic management
Work is planned to start on Monday 11 March 2019 for five days. During this time there will be a traffic management system in place on the carriage way, which will include two way temporary traffic lights operating between 09:30-15:30.
Further resurfacing works are then planned for Sunday 24 March, Sunday 31 March and Sunday 7 April. Again two way temporary traffic lights will be used and operating between 07:00-19:00.
At times there will be restricted access to the following roads: Oxford Road, Storey’s Way and Sherlock Road. Access will be maintained to properties, although there may be delays at times. We would ask that all users follow signage as required with local diversions being put in place where possible.
Why are the improvements necessary?
New developments in the north and north-west of Cambridge will increase travel demand along Huntingdon Road, increasing congestion. We need good cycleways around this area, if we are to keep Cambridge moving as our population increases.
What has been built
Please see the construction drawings (PDF) below for more details.
Costs & Funding
The current budget available to implement these proposals is £340.000. This has been funded by the County Council’s success in securing £10.1 million from Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund.
The aim of the Cycle City Ambition Fund is to provide separate cycle lanes on the main roads in Cambridge and to create good quality cycle links to employment areas in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. For more see our transport funding webpage.
A further £200,000 of funding has been secured through the Integrated Transport Block
The consultation results were be presented to the Economy & Environment Committee on 10 November, 2016 and approval was obtained to proceed with construction.
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Sustrans - October 2016
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Phase One of works to create a new cycleway on the city-bound side of the road has been complete between Girton Corner and Richmond Road. The images below show the new cycleway.
Cyclists on the city-bound side of Huntingdon Road have priority over motor vehicles and cycles at junctions with side roads.
Phase Two outbound from the city centre was completed in November 2017. A 1.8/2.1m cycle lane with a “Cambridge Kerb” as segregation between the cycleway and carriageway has been put in place and approaches to Histon Road junction have been improved. The central cycle lane which leads to the city centre has been widen from 0.8 to 1.7m.