Histon & Impington Guided Busway Works – Update

We have received the following update from the A14 Integrated Delivery Team:

As part of our work to upgrade the A14, we are widening the bridge over the guided busway near Histon. To progress this work safely, the busway route and cycle path under the bridge have been closed for the past week and a half to prepare for this by installing sheet piling. The widening work is planned to happen later this month and throughout the summer school holidays with a subsequent closure during August.

We were planning, to complete this phase of work by the end of the week and reopen the busway and cycle path but we have met an unexpected obstruction in the ground which means that the sheet piling is taking longer than anticipated to complete.

As a result, the current phase of work needs to be extended for another two weeks and we will not be able to reopen the busway and cycle path next week as anticipated. Instead, we will now continue with this essential work as quickly as we safely can and hope to reopen the busway and cycle path by 30 August, which is earlier than originally planned for this phase.

The bus route going into Cambridge (southbound) between Histon and Orchard Park East is diverted during the closure. People travelling into Cambridge from Histon can board diverted services from the stop on Cambridge Road. More information is available on the Stagecoach and Whippet websites

Cambridgeshire County Council has a clearly signed diversion route for people using the guided busway cycle path during the bridge work, which takes people via Cambridge Road (Impington), B1049/A14 roundabout, Histon Road, Kings Hedges Road and back on the Orchard Park busway path.

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