Two years of roadworks will begin this month as the £24 million Milton Road upgrade project begins.
All junctions on Milton Road will be upgraded under Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) plans to improve active travel journeys.
The works will include the installation of a cyclops junction at Milton Road/Kings Hedges Road, designed around cyclists, as well as additional segregated bike paths and improved bus lanes.
The roundabout at Milton Road/Elizabeth Way will be retained but will be upgraded, adding segregated off-road links and signalled crossings to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme aims to provide faster, safer, and more reliable bus and active travel journeys between Cambridge and communities to the north of the city; helping cut congestion and improve air quality.
Cllr Elisa Meschini, chair of the GCP’s executive board, said: “I am pleased we can now start construction on this important project. It has been widely championed by the community and, when it is complete, it will provide safer and more reliable bus and active travel journeys for people who travel along this key route in our city.”
Two-way traffic will be maintained along Milton Road for the majority of the work to minimise disruption, however, bus lanes will be closed to make space for the work to be carried out safely.
The project will be built by Milestone, which delivered the GCP’s Histon Road scheme, and is expected to take two years to complete.
For more information about the project click here.
Works are expected to start on Monday, June 27.
Image source: GCP
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