Installing a new Toucan Crossing

30 March 2022
Alongside the ongoing works to widen and enhance the shared cycle and pedestrian footpath on the A10 from Waterbeach (Denny End Road) to Milton (Ely Road), contractors Breheny will shortly be starting works on installing a new Toucan Crossing just north of the A10 junction with Car Dyke Road.

The crossing was due to be installed significantly later in the roll-out of the development and was expected to be introduced in around six years’ time, but has been brought forward following discussions with partners as part of a suite of measures to improve safety at the junction. The progression of the development of the crossing has been driven by continued discussions with the County Council and through ongoing improvements to sustainable transport links which are narrowing the carriageway in the area.

The crossing will allow for the safe passage of pedestrians, cyclists and other users travelling along the A10, or between Waterbeach and Landbeach, and will connect to other newly enhanced cycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The crossing will be joined in 2023 by the new bridge crossing just north of Denny End Road, which will form the final part of the programme of works and will create a connection to the Mere Way Cycle Route.
The works on the crossing are set to begin on Monday April 4 and will continue for six weeks until Friday May 13. The A10 will remain open at all times while the works on the crossing are underway. This work will be carried out outside of peak hours and will involve a 3-way lights traffic management system that will be in operation between 09:00-15:30.

From 11 April a 3-way traffic light system will need to be place for a continuous 36-hour period to install drainage pipes under the A10 carriageway. This may have a minor impact on peak traffic.

Information regarding the scheduling and programme will be available on both this website and on the digital variable message signs (VMS) that are already in place on the approaches to the Waterbeach Road junction on the A10.

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