From Monday, 1 July Mill Road bridge will be closed to motor vehicles for around two months. This is to enable works are completed on the railway, the train line and the Chisholm Trail.
At our first meeting Govia Thameslink told us that this will be a complete closure and Cllr. Dave Baigent told them in no uncertain terms that they would have to provide at least pedestrian access.
Following local campaigning efforts, Govia Thameslink and Network Rail have agreed to maintain access for pedestrians (and wheeled cycles) for most of the closure, but there will be some short periods of time when this temporary footbridge will also be closed. Stagecoach has committed to continuing bus services, with shuttle buses serving the areas on each side of the closed bridge. Details are still to be confirmed; we will update members when we know more.
Over Mill Road Bridge
Over Mill Road Bridge is a campaigning organisation set up in 2018 by Romsey & Petersfield Labour Party. Its original purpose was to campaign to mitigate the impact on both residents and traders of the closure of Mill Road Bridge in 2019 by Network Rail and Govia Thameslink.
Camcycle (Cambridge Cycling Campaign)
Camcycle works for more, better and safer cycling, for all ages and abilities, in and around Cambridge. Camcycle’s ‘Vision for Mill Road’ was published in 2018 and has captured the imagination of many in the community. Camcycle has played a key role in campaigning to ensure pedestrian access will be maintained during the bridge works and continues to support the Mill Road Summer with the website, social media and volunteers.