A10 – improvements to existing shared use path
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Improvement works to the shared use path along the A10 are currently under way. The measures form part of the planning framework for the development and have been approved by the Highways authority – Cambridgeshire County Council – and the planning authority – South Cambridgeshire District Council.
The work is part of a package of measures to encourage sustainable travel by both new residents in the development and the wider area. This route will also see a bridge being installed over the A10 for use by cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. The work also comes in advance of the planned improvements along the A10 which are being led by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and have been worked up alongside the Waterbeach Greenway plans for an additional off road cycle connection between Cambridge and Waterbeach.
Where the work is taking place
The project runs alongside the A10 from Denny End Road to Ely Road, Milton. The work also includes improvements to the Car Dyke Road / Waterbeach Road junction and the installation of a Toucan crossing.
Timing and traffic management
What the work entails
The works focus on widening the existing path, along the length of the A10 from the Barracks site, north of Denny End Road, down to Ely Road Milton. The route will then connect with existing routes through Milton village and to the Jane Coston Bridge to connect to the wider cycle network.
The work along the A10 includes:
- A continuous separation (buffer zone) to provide a minimum separation of 0.5m between the carriageway and the footway/cycle track.
- The footway/cycle track is being provided with a new surface course, coloured red, to highlight its presence.
- The width of the existing footway/cycle track is being increased working within the constraints of the adopted public highway.
The widening is constrained in key areas by existing ‘ditchcourses’ or buildings, and the locations for these pinch points are highlighted on the map.
In key locations where possible, the measures will narrow the A10 carriageway (taking road carriageway currently not used/under used by cars and converting it to be part of the shared use path) and realigning the junction between the A10 and Car Dyke Road.
Work on the Car Dyke Road junction:
- The existing 20m junction radii is being reduced to 15m. This will slow traffic turning left into the junction from the A10 north.
- The existing small traffic island is being replaced and a much larger pedestrian/cycle ‘refuge’ island is being installed. This will increase safety for those crossing the road and reduce vehicle speeds turning right into Car Dyke Road from A10 south.
- The refuge island relocation will align closer to the desired line for cyclists and pedestrians, and provide enough space for cyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users and buggies to cross safely in two movements.
- The crossing will be provided with tactile paving to assist those with visual impairment.
- A toucan style controlled crossing has been installed to enable safe crossing just north of the A10 junction with Car Dyke Road.