A cycle lane on Huntingdon Road in Cambridge will start being built next week

PUBLISHED: 17:39 14 September 2017

Bike lane in the evening

Bike lane in the evening

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It will take ten weeks to construct.

Work to develop a new cycle lane on Huntingdon Road is due to start next week, Monday September 18.

The work between Richmond Road and Histon Road is expected to last 10 weeks. It is the second phase of a project to provide separate cycle lanes on the main roads into the city and good quality links to key employment areas.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s chair of the economy and environment committee, Cllr Ian Bates, said: “This project will bring more travel options for residents as well as promoting a healthier and active lifestyle. As Cambridgeshire continues to grow cycleways such as these really help us to provide sustainable travel options to help keep the city moving.”

Two way traffic signals between the hours of 9.30am-3.30pm will be in place while the work is carried out and there will be access to residential properties, businesses and colleges.

Further on in the work the junctions of Richmond Road, Halifax Road, Westfield Road, Priory Street, and Benson Street will need to be closed temporarily. Local residents are advised to plan their journeys ahead of time to avoid any delays and follow signage as required.

The council successfully secured £10.1million of funding from the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund to pay for the project.

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