Work begins next week (5 November) on doubling the size of St Ives Park & Ride site to help keep Cambridgeshire moving.
The works are part of a grant of over £2 million which Cambridgeshire County Council has received from the Government to help reduce congestion on the A14.
When the work is finished there will be double the number of parking spaces from 500 to over 1000 so more people can use the award-winning Busway.
The normal operation of the Park and Ride service will not be affected by the work which should be completed by the end of March next year. However a very small number of existing parking spaces around the work site may not be available.
The Busway has had a great first year with over 2.5 million passengers using the award winning service. By expanding the St Ives Park & Ride site we hope to encourage more people to steer clear of the over-used A14. Anyone who uses the road knows that the congestion and accidents cost the local and national economy millions of pounds and we are committed to reducing this problem.
The grant will also pay for new variable message signs on the County Council’s roads leading from Huntingdon and Cambridge onto the A14. These will warn drivers of hold-ups on the road, allowing drivers to make choices about their onward journey and helping to improve traffic flow.
The signs will go on:
A141 Spittals Way, Huntingdon
B1514 Cambridge Road, Godmanchester
A1096 London Road, St Ives
B1050 Hattons Road, Bar Hill/Longstanton
Crafts Way, Bar Hill
Saxon Way, Bar Hill
B1049 Bridge Road, Histon
B1047 Horningsea Road, Fen Ditton
A1303 Madingley Road, Cambridge
A1307 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge
B1049 Histon Road, Cambridge
A1303 Newmarket Road, Cambridge