Coton footpath and bridleway closed

Coton Path Re-opening Delay

Update: the works are still closed as of 6 March.

The re-opening of the Coton path scheduled for 18 December has been delayed.

The Coton path and bridleway is a popular route over the M11 between the West Cambridge site and Coton village for walkers and cyclists. Local resident's received a newsletter from Highways England last October stating maintenance of the M11 bridleway bridge would be completed on Friday 11 December 2020.

The works would then be handed to Cambridgeshire County Council for resurfacing to be completed on 18 December. The path remains closed as of Friday 20 January. A senior administrator for the scheme delivery team, Leanne Morphew, informed the ERA that completion has been delayed due to bad weather. Leanne stated; "Our estimated completion date is now Friday 29 January, providing we do not have to stop work due to further bad weather."

Whether this date includes resurfacing by the council is unclear but we will continue to press for updates.

Meanwhile local walkers and cyclists continue to turn up at this fence before turning back.

Map from Highways England newsletter.


A contractor stated the 29 January date from Highways England was the expiry of a Traffic Regulation Order, not the completion date. The works have been handed over to Cambridgeshire County Council for resurfacing with an expected completion of 5 March. Latest updates can be found here:


Update 10 April:

The published estimate for completion of works is now 15 April.


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