Cambridge 2000: Milton Road
|Description: Milton Road: northern end|
View looking south towards the entrance to the
Trinity College Science Park, about 500 meters away, at the
end of the morning rush hour. Traffic in the right lane is
for the science park, and it often backed up to the A14.
In 2006 the entire road system here was re-designed. The right-turn into
the entrance of the Science Park was given two lanes. And the roundabout
at the A14 in the outgoing direction was given an extra lane feeding directly
onto the westbound entrance ramp of the A14, giving people heading that way an
easier go of it.
The left lane in the photo was added in 2000, it was meant for
traffic turning into Cowley Road, mainly for
the Cambridge Business Park or St John's Innovation Centre.
In 2006 it was converted for use of traffic heading into
Cambridge when the lane for that was converted for use by
the Science Park, and a shorter exit lane was added at the
It was the other direction, during the evening rush hour, that
was the problem for people who worked on the left side of the road,
since traffic backed up, often badly, in Cowley Road.
There was another exit, located at the Cambridge Business Park end
of Cowley Road, heading into the city, but this was blocked for all
vehicles except buses. In 2007 this part was re-designed to have
two entrance and exit junctions, accessible by all vehicles.
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