News release from 08/01/2018

Action urged as A10 north upgrade study welcomed

Councillors in South Cambridgeshire say they’re keen for improvements to be made to the northern section of the A10 as soon as possible, following the publication of a report which recommends a £500 million upgrade.

The study published today (Monday 8 January) by the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridgeshire County Council says a full range of upgrades are needed between Ely and Cambridge to ease congestion, and bring forward tens of thousands of new homes and jobs.

The northern stretch of the A10 runs past the villages of Waterbeach and Milton, both of which are within South Cambridgeshire.

Options recommended to cut traffic include dualling or part dualling the road, a new park and ride north of Waterbeach, the relocation and expansion of Waterbeach Railway Station and a new segregated bus route between Waterbeach and Cambridge, together with new cycling and walking facilities.

Cllr Peter Topping, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “I’m encouraged by the publication of this report, but we need to see more action on the A10, and faster. I’m eager to hear what steps, including upgrades to public transport, walking and cycling routes, will now be taken to act upon the study’s recommendations. With that in mind, it’s great to hear that action on this road is a priority for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer, and the Combined Authority. We must find the right solutions to the issues with this road as quick as we can, to improve the quality of life for people who already live here, and those who will move into the new homes planned along it.”

The report is available to read on this part of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s website.