Histon Road – Bus, Cycling and Walking Improvements Project

Greater Cambridge Partnership will begin work on Histon Road, Cambridge from 27 January 2020. The first part of the road that will be affected by the construction works will be the junction with Victoria Road and Huntingdon Road as well as site clearance, where required, along the rest of Histon Road.

When are the works happening and Histon Road becoming one-way?

The table below shows the current planned programme of work (please note timescales are indicative, dependent on a range of factors, such as weather, and therefore may be subject to change):

PhasesLocationEstimated DatesTraffic Management
Site clearance and set upEntire length of Histon Road 27 Jan 2020 – Mar 2020 Temporary traffic signal control
Phase AVictoria/Huntingdon Road junction 27 Jan 2020 – May 2020 Temporary traffic signal control
Phase BGilbert Road to Victoria Road May 2020 – Dec 2020 Partial road closure (inbound)
Phase CGilbert/Warwick Road junction Aug 2020 – Feb 2021 Partial road closure (inbound)
Phase DKing’s Hedges Road to Gilbert Road May 2020 – Apr 2021 Partial road closure (inbound)

The work at the Histon Road/Victoria Road/Huntington Road junction will involve temporary traffic signals between the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Once Phase A and the A14 works between Histon (junction 32) and Milton (junction 33) have been completed, the next phase will require closure of Histon Road to inbound motor traffic for the duration of the construction. This will allow the works to be completed in a shorter period of time.

The closure point will be just to the south of the King’s Hedges Road junction allowing inbound traffic to access King’s Hedges Road, and also allowing construction and farm traffic to enter the Darwin Green site. The temporary road closure is planned to start in May 2020 and while it is in place Histon Road will be oneway, outbound only for all motor traffic. Cyclists and pedestrians will still be able to travel both ways on Histon Road throughout the road works period. Access to properties along Histon Road and its side roads will remain open at all times.

Diversion routes

While the road is closed the diversion route will be via the A14, Milton Road and Victoria Road and will be signposted along the route as well as on the wider road network.

What is happening to the bus routes that use Histon Road?

Greater Cambridge Partnership are working closely with Stagecoach to minimise the disruption to bus users. Once the temporary road closure is in place there will be changes to the buses that currently serve Histon Road while the work is undertaken. Any changes to bus routes will be published widely nearer the time.

How do I keep up to date with the project?

There are four ways that you can keep up to date with the project or raise any concerns you might have:

1. Sign up to receive regular project updates: Skanska, our main contractor, will produce regular email updates on the work progress. If you’d like to receive these updates directly, please do register at www.greatercambridge.org.uk/subscribe, selecting Histon Road in the Projects section. Directly affected properties will also receive mailings at appropriate stages during construction.

2. Project web pages: You can also visit the Histon Road project pages for further details and updates during the construction period: www.greatercambridge.org.uk/histon-road

3. Public drop-in points: Skanska will be setting up site offices in the road works areas, which will include public drop-in points. This will enable you to speak directly to the contractors about any concerns regarding the works. Opening times of the public drop-in points will be advertised nearer the time.

4. Contractor’s contact details: If you have any concerns during the construction, please do get in touch with Skanska’s project team on histonroad.contact@skanska.co.uk or telephone their 24 hour contact centre on 0330 105 1980.

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