Northern towpath closures for Chisholm Trail works


A series of closures to allow work to upgrade the northern towpath by the new Abbey-Chesterton Bridge will begin next week.

The closures are needed so work to upgrade the towpath as part of the Chisholm Trail can be completed. While the work is underway signs diverting cyclists and pedestrians along Fen Road will be in place.

The towpath will be closed for four weeks between Monday 26 July to Friday 20 August. It is then planned to close for two weeks between 30 August to Friday 10 September.

The timings of the towpath closures have been agreed with the Cam Conservators, who are the navigation authority for the River Cam.

The diversion route for the first closure (26/7/21-20/08/21) will be along Haling Way, onto Fen Road and re-joining the river east of the Abbey-Chesterton Bridge.

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The second closure (30/8/21-10/9/21) will be joining Fen Road opposite the Fallowfield junction, along Fen Road and re-joins the river east of the Abbey-Chesterton Bridge. 

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