Work on £1.2million cycleway in Harston will start next week

PUBLISHED: 11:15 02 August 2017

Bike lane in the evening

Bike lane in the evening

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It will provide the ‘missing link’ in the Cambridge to Melbourn foot and cycle route along the A10.

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Work on a new £1.2 million cycleway in Harston will start on Monday 7 August.

The 3m wide shared foot and cycleway will be on the west side of the High Street. The work will start at the southern end of the village, and then continue north to London Road.

Improvements are due to last for around 18 weeks, and during this period shops and businesses in the area will remain open as normal.

Cllr Ian Bates chairman of the county council’s economy and environment committee said: “The new cycleway aims to create a positive impact on the community. It will reduce traffic, promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging people to cycle and walk. The project has been well received by local residents and businesses.”

The work is being funded through the £10.1 million Cycle City Ambition Fund programme, provided by the Department for Transport to encourage more people to cycle, more safely, more often in Cambridge.

During the work there will be two-way temporary traffic lights in place for most of the time.

When traffic is at its lowest during the school holidays the lights will be in operation between 8am and 5pm (from Monday August 7 until September 1). After this the lights will be in place between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The aim of this scheme is to provide a safe and attractive pedestrian and cycle route through the village to help local journeys, as well as providing the ‘missing link’ in the Cambridge to Melbourn foot and cycle route along the A10.

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