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New jetty opening on Chisholm Trail will help people walk and cycle across Cambridge





Another part of the flagship Chisholm Trail has been opened in Cambridge.

Celebrating the opening of the jetty on Chisholm Trail. Picture: Camcycle
Celebrating the opening of the jetty on Chisholm Trail. Picture: Camcycle

A jetty that will make it easier and quicker for people to ride or walk across the city opened tonight (April 30) as part of the flagship trail.

The jetty, which connects the footpath between Stourbridge Common and Ditton Meadows, follows the creation of the new underpass at Newmarket Road, which was delivered from start to finish in a week.

Chisholm Trail boost (46736100)
Chisholm Trail boost (46736100)

Contractors began work on March 26 and had excavated the site in just 24 hours before laying the foundations of the 25m long underpass. A 500-tonne crane lifted 28 concrete units into place to form the underpass, before the area was refilled with 3,000 tonnes of soil and material.

The Newmarket Road carriageway was reinstated and reopened on April 2.

Chisholm Trail (46736047)
Chisholm Trail (46736047)

The underpass will provide quicker and safer journeys for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as improving traffic flows on Newmarket Road, as people will no longer need to use the signalled pedestrian crossing on Newmarket Road to cross when using the trail.

This forms part of the Abbey Chesterton Bridge and Chisholm Trail – a joint project between the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire County Council.

The jetty is open. Picture: Camcycle
The jetty is open. Picture: Camcycle

The underpass and phase one of the trail will open later this year.

Chisholm Trail (46736051)
Chisholm Trail (46736051)

Once complete, the trail will create a mostly off-road and traffic-free route between Cambridge Station and Cambridge North station.


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