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News  »  Proposal to 'upgrade' Horningsea Road / Ditton Lane

   Proposal to 'upgrade' Horningsea Road / Ditton Lane    25 May, 2022

The Greater Cambridge Partnership is currently consulting on ‘A new road classification for Cambridge: A review of how roads and streets are categorised and used’. The ambition of the proposals is that trips by cars, vans and lorries would be required to use main roads for as much of their journey as possible to reduce traffic on local roads and streets.

On page 6 it says 'It does, however, mean that some main roads could see an increase in the amount of traffic as local roads and streets are closed to through trips.'

The B1047 (Horningsea Road / Ditton Lane) between the A14 and Newmarket Road is shown on page 13 as a main, Primary Distributor Road, which would be 'used by all (residents, commuters & visitors) and all vehicle types'. It is not clear how the existing bottlenecks with Newmarket Road, the Barnwell Road roundabout and beyond would handle the additional traffic.

Make sure you respond to this consultation: it's really important to get your opinions in at this stage. The consultation closes at midday on Monday 18 July.

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