Bridge between Godmanchester and Huntingdon to close for two weeks ahead of proposals to improve cycle safety

Godmanchester's Old Bridge will be closed for two weeks in September
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A Cambridgeshire bridge will be closed for repairs in September following a crash last year. The Old Bridge between Godmanchester and Huntingdon will be closed between September 2 and 15 while work is carried out.

Cambridgeshire County Council will be consulting on options to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians on the bridge over the summer. A spokesperson said: "Over the summer we will be speaking to local councillors on various options to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians at the bridge, as part of our Active Travel commitment.

"It is still early, but any proposals will involve public engagement." Councillor Graham Wilson said the September road closure would enable the county council to see the impact of a road closure.

Cllr Wilson said: "Cambridgeshire County Council has looked again at options for improving the route from Godmanchester to Huntingdon across the medieval bridge. Their aim is to further reduce traffic within Godmanchester and improve the walking and cycling route to Huntingdon town centre, the railway station, and Hinchingbrooke and St Peter's secondary schools."

He said he had asked for "extensive consultation" to be carried out with local residents and businesses. "I know last time the medieval bridge was considered it generated a lot of different views and we need to ensure everyone has a chance to comment this time," he added.

The repairs in September follow a crash on the bridge on December 7, 2023, which saw one person cut free from their car. The pedestrian bridge will remain open.