Newmarket Road overnight closure next weekend

Newmarket Road street sign

Newmarket Road will be temporarily closed overnight between the Leper Chapel and Ditton Walk from 8pm- 6am on Saturday 7 August. A contingency date of Sunday 8 August 8pm-6am has also been allocated to allow for any unexpected delays.

Greater Cambridge Partnership says this is to allow work to continue on the installation of the underpass which will mean those using the Chisholm Trail will not have to use a pelican crossing to cross Newmarket Road – giving pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorised users a safe crossing and helping motor traffic flow more freely along Newmarket Road.

The map below shows the signed diversion route for cyclists and pedestrians across Coldham's Common or via Ditton Meadows using the jetty path. Motor traffic will be diverted along Coldham's Lane.



Changes to bus services in the area may be subject to change. For the most up to date information please check directly with stagecoach here.

Phase one of the Chisholm Trail, which will link Cambridge North Railway Station with Coldham's Lane, will open later this year.

More information about the Trail can be found here.



The Greater Cambridge Partnership is the local delivery body for a City Deal with central Government, bringing powers and investment, worth up to £1 billion over 15 years, to vital improvements in infrastructure, supporting and accelerating the creation of 44,000 new jobs, 33,500 new homes and 420 additional apprenticeships.

Greater Cambridge Partnership