Newmarket Road to be closed overnight this weekend

Newmarket Road will be temporarily closed overnight between the Leper Chapel and Ditton Walk from 8pm-8am on Saturday 5 June. A contingency date of Sunday 6 June 8pm-8am has also been allocated to allow for any unexpected delays.

The closure is to allow work to continue on the installation of the underpass which will mean those using the Chisholm Trail will not have to use a pelican crossing to cross Newmarket Road. The new underpass will give pedestrians, cyclists and other non-motorised users a safe crossing and help motor traffic flow more freely along Newmarket Road.

The map below shows the signed diversion route for cyclists and pedestrians across Coldhams Common or via Ditton Meadows using the jetty path. For pedestrians who are unable to use the diversion route there will be a free of charge shuttle service available from one side of the closure to the other. The service will operate every 30 minutes, for the duration of the road closures. It will run from outside the Honda Garage on the city side of the closure to outside Cambridge United on the Barnwell side. The service will be in line with COVID guidelines for public transport.