Construction is progressing on the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP's) Histon Road project that will make it quicker and easier for people to get into the city on foot, bicycle and bus.
GCP issues Histon Road construction update
Upgrades at the Huntingdon/Histon Road junctions are nearly complete, with a new road layout, wider roads and separate cycling lanes to provide safer and smoother journeys for pedestrians and cyclists now in place.
Work is continuing between Histon Road and Kings Hedges Road, with construction expected to finish in the summer. The finished project will provide significantly improved public transport and active travel journeys for people travelling into Cambridge from north of the city.
Cllr Roger Hickford, Chair of the GCP Executive Board, said: “It’s great to see progress on this key project that will help more people to get out of their cars and walk, cycle, or take better public transport services into the city from the north. This will help to improve the quality of the air and cut congestion on a busy route into Cambridge.
“The inbound road closure remains in place for the duration of this work and I’d like to thank people for their patience while we carry out this work, which will mean much better journeys in the long term. I’d also encourage people to support the many great businesses in Histon Road which remain open throughout this work.”
The city-bound road closure begins just south of the King’s Hedges Road junction to allow inbound traffic to access King’s Hedges Road, as well as construction and farm traffic to enter the Darwin Green site.
A diversion via the A14, Milton Road and Victoria Road is signposted from the A14. Cyclists and pedestrians are able to travel both ways and residents and business owners are able to access their properties throughout.
The temporary closure impacts the inbound Citi 8 and Busway B bus routes with the Citi 8 bus being diverted via King’s Hedges and Arbury and the Busway B service via Milton Road. Both bus services still serve Histon Road outbound.
A new shuttle bus, route 8H, has been provided to compensate for the loss of inbound services on Histon Road. This circulates from the city centre via Victoria Road to Histon Road and to Orchard Park.
For more information on the project, please see GCP's Histon Road project pages.
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.