Road Closure – Rampton/Willingham – 6th – 8th March

CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Rampton Road, Willingham and High Street, Rampton
(TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC)
ORDER 2019/193
NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order
pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road
Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Regulations 1992, the effect of which is to
stop any vehicle from proceeding along Rampton Road, Willingham and HighStreet, Rampton as lies between number 114 High Street and 168 Rampton Road.
Access will be maintained to properties affected by this order.
The alternative route for vehicles is via Newington – Long Lane – Berrycroft –
B1050 – A1123 – B1049 – High Street, Cottenham – Rampton Road – Church
End, Rampton – The Green and vice versa.
The Order is made to facilitate carriageway patching works which are being
carried out on or near this highway and it will come into operation on 6 March 2019 and continue until these works have finished or on the 5 September 2020 whichever is the earlier.
It is anticipated that these works will be carried out 09:00hrs to 15:00hrs daily between 6 March and 8 March 2019.
The Order shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.
Graham Hughes, Executive Director, Place and Economy, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP Wednesday 27 February 2019

Major milestone for A14 as new bridge completed

Major milestone for A14 as new bridge completed
FEBRUARY 25, 2019
The half-mile long River Great Ouse viaduct

WORK HAS FINISHED ON THE 750M LONG RIVER GREAT OUSE VIADUCT

Better journeys on the A14 are one step closer now that construction has been completed on the biggest bridge in Highways England’s £1.5 billion A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade.

The River Great Ouse Viaduct stretches for half a mile and, when it is open to traffic, will take the new A14 over the river and the East Coast Mainline Railway. It is part of a brand new 12-mile bypass that is being built to the south of Huntingdon away from the existing A14 and will link together the other four miles of the A14 being transformed in Britain’s biggest road upgrade.

The £1.5 billion scheme will transform journeys on one of the East of England’s most vital roads, and the completion of the viaduct is the latest piece of the puzzle to be put in place.

We’ve shared a time-lapse video showing the work that has gone into creating the huge bridge. This can be viewed on our scheme Facebook page at www.facebook.com/A14C2H/.

Willie McCormick, Construction Director for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on behalf of Highways England, said:

“This viaduct over the River Great Ouse, south of Huntingdon, is by far the biggest bridge on our 21-mile project. It’s taken over 18 months to build, and covers 747 metres to carry drivers over the river and floodplain – yet when it opens to traffic in 2020, drivers will cross it in less than 30 seconds.

“Our hardworking team is building 34 new bridges and structures as part of this epic project to deliver a new and improved A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon for the 85,000 vehicles a day who drive it. We’ve already opened nine of these to traffic, but around three quarters of the work we are doing is off the existing road network and unseen to drivers.

“We have up to 2,700 staff working on the A14 most days, and it has been remarkable to see this new road emerge as we have moved earth and delivered a wide array of structures. We’re over half way through delivering the new A14, and this video will show people the hard work that is being done that they can’t see, and understand just how much has been done since work began in November 2016.”

Some 64 pillars are needed to carry the viaduct over the River Ouse floodplain, each around two metres wide and embedded up to 30 metres in the ground. The pillars support the 17 spans of steel beams and concrete slabs which form the bridge deck. When the new A14 fully opens by December 2020, the bridge will help to reduce journey times on the road by up to 20 minutes.

The River Great Ouse Viaduct is one of 34 main bridges and structures on the A14 improvement scheme. Once the new road is open to traffic, it will add capacity, boost the local and national economy and cut up to 20 minutes off drivers’ journeys.

Innovative working by an on-site prefabrication yard has helped the team complete the viaduct structural work for £4 million less than anticipated by using more traditional methods, while also making it safer for the workforce with less time spent working at height.

Main construction on a project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon started on Monday 28 November 2016 and is on target to be opened to traffic by December 2020.

Maintenance works B1050 – Earith Road 19th – 29th March

CAMBRIDGESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Earith Road, Willingham

(TEMPORARY 40MPH TO 20MPH SPEED LIMIT)

ORDER 2019/219

NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Regulations 1992, the effect of which to impose a 40mph to 20mph speed limit along Earith Road, Willingham as lies between number 90 and Bridge Farm.

The Order will be effective, for safety purposes, when signs are in place indicating the speed limit along the whole or any part of the above mentioned length of road whilst works are in progress or temporarily suspended.

The Order is made to facilitate carriageway maintenance works which are being carried out on or near this highway and it will come into operation on 19 March 2019 and continue until these works have finished or on the 18 September 2020 whichever is the earlier.

It is anticipated that these works will be carried out between 19 March and 29 March 2019.

The Order shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in Uniform.

Graham Hughes, Executive Director, Place and Economy, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP

Wednesday 27 February 2019