Long-awaited work on the £24m Milton Road project will get underway from 27 June.
All junctions on Milton Road will be upgraded to improve active travel journeys, including the installation of a state-of-the-art CYCLOPS junction at Milton Road/Kings Hedges Road and along Milton Road segregated cycle lane and improved bus lanes will be installed.
The roundabout at Milton Road/Elizabeth Way will be retained but it will be significantly improved with the addition of segregated off-road links and signalised crossings to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme from the Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership will take two years to complete and should provide faster, safer, and more reliable bus and active travel journeys between Cambridge and communities to the north of the city to help cut congestion and improve air quality.
While the recent upgrade to Histon Road required one-way road closures throughout construction, two-way traffic will be maintained along Milton Road for the majority of the work to minimise disruption.
Cllr Elisa Meschini, Chair of the GCP’s Executive Board, said: “I am pleased we can now start construction on this important project. It has been widely championed by the community and, when it is complete, it will provide safer and more reliable bus and active travel journeys for people who travel along this key route in our city.”