Work has started to improve walking and cycling links running alongside the A10, from Denny End Road to Ely Road, Milton.

The work also includes improvements to the Car Dyke Road and Waterbeach Road junction and the installation of a Toucan crossing.

The improvements will widen the existing path which runs along the length of the A10 from the Barracks site, north of Denny End Road, down to Ely Road Milton. The route will then connect with existing routes through Milton village and to the Jane Coston Bridge to connect to the wider cycle network.

The path includes a 0.5-metre separation zone from the A10; the pathway will be extended as wide as possible along the route, working within the constraints of the adopted public Highway boundary, such as drainage ditches, mature trees, and neighbouring properties. The works will provide a red surfaced route to differentiate the pedestrian and cycle route from the road.

In key locations where possible, the measures will narrow the A10 carriageway and realign the junction between the A10 and Car Dyke Road. A refuge island and crossing point will be installed at Car Dyke Road, and a Toucan Crossing will also be put in place across the A10 just north of Waterbeach Road to provide a safe crossing point.

The A10 route alterations will take place over 12 months, starting from Car Dyke Road and moving north to Denny End Road, then going back to Car Dyke junction, and moving south towards Ely Road Milton.

The work will be carried out at off-peak times to minimize the impact on traffic and the road will be open at all times, with one lane closed in the area affected by the works. This will be managed by Traffic lights coordinated by the team carrying out the works, with restrictions that will be removed during peak hours where possible.

Caroline Foster, project director for Urban&Civic said “We have been in discussion with many parties to ensure these improvements – while heavily constrained by the width of the public highway available for us to use – do make the existing route wider and safer than it is currently. We will also shortly be starting delivery of the off-road Mere Way route so that all of these cycle options are available for new residents from day one, but also benefit the wider local area and connections.

We have been working hard with local partners to ensure that we minimise disruption while the works are going on and will continue to monitor and respond to any issues that arise. We will also be updating local residents and interested parties with additional information as the work proceeds.”

Work started on 31 January.

Image source: Urban&Civic

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