Trees felled as work to create bus lane and improve cycleways begins in Histon Road, Cambridge
Construction on a project to upgrade bus, cycling and walking journeys along Histon Road began on Monday (February 3).
Work to remove some trees and trim hedges to clear the site continued this week despite concerns about the impact on wildlife and air pollution.
The scheme will create a new bus lane and improved walking and cycleways which the Greater Cambridge Partnership says will a help to cut congestion and improve air quality.
Construction on the new layout for the Histon Road/Victoria Road/Huntingdon Road junction is also under way.
Temporary traffic signals will be in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Outside of working hours, the junction’s lights will work as usual.
Histon Road is currently planned to be closed to all inbound traffic after the completion of work by Highways England to junctions 32 and 33 of the A14 – currently expected by May.
Construction will then begin on the new bus lanes, and upgraded walking and cycling links.
A diversion via the A14, Milton Road and Victoria Road will be in place during construction. Bikes and pedestrians will still be able to use Histon Road in both directions.
Histon Road Residents’ Association chair Lilian Rundblad, 86, has said she fears the impact that chopping down trees will have.