Construction resumes on Histon Road

Histon Road Cambridge

Construction will shortly resume on a project to significantly upgrade walking, cycling and public transport journeys along Histon Road in Cambridge.

Work will restart on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Histon Road project on Monday (May 11) under the government’s social distancing guidelines.

When the entire scheme is complete, a new bus lane and significantly improved walking and cycleways will make it quicker and easier for people to travel into the city from the A14 - helping to cut congestion and improve air quality.

Contractors will pick up its work on Phase A at the junction of Histon Road/Victoria Road/Huntingdon Road on Monday, where a new road layout and enhanced walking and cycleways will be delivered. This phase is expected to finish in August.

Work will then move on to Phases B and D, which will require the temporary closure of Histon Road to all inbound traffic for up to a year.

A diversion via the A14, Milton Road and Victoria Road will be in place throughout the construction phase. Cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to use Histon Road in both directions.

The table below shows the current planned programme of work (please note timescales are indicative and may be subject to change):




Estimated Dates

Traffic Management


Site clearance and set up

Entire length of Histon Road

27 Jan 2020 – May 2020

Temporary traffic signal control

Mostly completed, with further landscaping works planned for the autumn

Phase A

Victoria/Huntingdon Road Junction

27 Jan 2020 – August 2020

Temporary traffic signal control


Phase B

Gilbert Road to Victoria Road

Summer 2020 – Spring 2021

Partial road closure



Phase C

Gilbert/Warwick Road Junction

Autumn 2020 – Spring 2021

Partial road closure



Phase D

King’s Hedges Road to Gilbert Road

Summer 2020 – Summer 2021

Partial road closure



More information is available

If you have any concerns during the construction, please contact Skanska’s project team by emailing or telephone the 24 hour contact centre on 0330 105 1980.

To read more information, click 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