Huntingdon Southern Bypass opens on Monday 9 December, we will close the old A14 between Godmanchester and Spittals in both directions.
This is to allow us to start work on the removal of Huntingdon viaduct and to build new link roads in Huntingdon town centre.
During the closure, which will last until 2022, road users who would normally have used this section of road to access or leave Huntingdon will need to travel as follows instead (please see attached map for details):
- To travel from Huntingdon towards Cambridge: Use the A141 (old A14) westbound to Spittals roundabout and continue to Brampton Hut. Access the A1 southbound then use the new A14 eastbound free flow link at Brampton interchange. Traffic wishing to access towns and villages along the A1307 (old A14) between Godmanchester and Swavesey can do so by exiting the new A14 at its A1198, Ermine Street junction (J23).
- To travel from Cambridge towards Huntingdon: Travel westbound on the new A14 to Brampton Interchange. Use the free flow link to access the A1 northbound. Exit at Brampton Hut and travel east on the A141 (old A14) to Spittals roundabout and onwards to enter Huntingdon.
All roads into and out of Huntingdon will remain open, although there will be a requirement for some overnight closures to allow us to carry out work safely.
Once work is completed in 2022, the road between Spittals and Godmanchester will reopen with links into and out of Huntingdon instead of over the train station via a viaduct as it is currently. For more information about the work we are doing in Huntingdon, visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-huntingdon/.
You can sign up for the latest information about the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our website at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement-scheme-home, or by following @A14C2H on Twitter at http://twitter.com/A14C2H and liking the scheme Facebook page at www.facebook.com/A14C2H/.
There have been some changes to the planned closures for the coming weekend:
*Fri 29 9pm – Mon 1 5am*
- A14 westbound Milton junction 33 entry slip
*Sat 30* 1 night
- A1307 Huntingdon Road outbound and A14 westbound entry slip
- A14 westbound between Six Mile Bottom junction 36 and Girton junction 31
*Fri 9pm – Sat 7pm & Sun 6am to Mon 5am*
- Local access road between Bar Hill and Oakington roundabout
Traffic wishing to access Bar Hill and Longstanton from the westbound carriageway will need to travel to Swavesey and return on the eastbound carriageway.
Traffic wishing to access the A14 westbound from Dry Drayton and Oakington will need to travel on the local road past the Crematorium and use the new westbound entry slip.
Traffic wishing to access the A14 eastbound from Dry Drayton and Oakington will need to do the above and then access the A14 eastbound at Swavesey.
*Sat 30* 1 night
- A14 eastbound St Ives junction 26 to Lolworth junction 28a
- A14 westbound Swavesey junction 28 between exit and entry slips
Welcome to December’s Highway Events Diary which highlights all known events that will have an impact or take place upon the public highway. The diary features events across Cambridgeshire and you are able to sort and filter the diary to show events in your immediate area by using the down arrow in the title bar.
7th, Mill Road Cambridge Winter Fair. The annual winter fair returns with a theme of ‘Nature’. Mill Road is transformed with stalls selling gifts, crafts and refreshments and offering entertainment throughout the day. Mill Road will be closed between 9am and 5.30pm so please bear this in mind if you are travelling to Cambridge.
Looking ahead to 2020
8th March, Cambridge Half Marathon. The popular running event returns, taking in the scenery of central Cambridge. Road closures will be in place for the event, so please bear this in mind if you are planning on visiting Cambridge.
3rd May, Sawston Fun Run returns following its best attended run last year. The 2020 Fun Run will be celebrating the VE Day anniversary, and will be raising money for charity. Road closures and restrictions will be in place throughout the event.
23rd & 24th May, Duxford Air Festival returns for the Battle of Britain. With the event being so popular, the routes around the event location will be busier than normal.
*Please remember details of all highway events can be found on https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/highway-events/
Just a reminder that this only includes works that are due to start between 1st – 15th December and longer term works that are still in progress will have been included on previous reports. Alternatively please refer to http://www.roadworks.org which will include details on emergency roadworks.
The new 12-mile bypass to the south of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire – part of the UK’s biggest road upgrade – will open to traffic a full year ahead of schedule.
The new bypass will run between Ellington and Swavesey and is part of a £1.5 billion project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Like any new road, it may take some time to get used to driving on it. Below is some essential information to help you drive safely and enjoy your new journey.
Know your road – what to expect
- The enclosed map shows how you can join and leave the new bypass, and which junctions have been renumbered.
- At junctions, it is not always possible to join or leave the new road in all directions. This is to help discourage long distance traffic from using smaller, unsuitable roads through local communities. More details are on the map.
- All A14 junctions east of and including Girton, as well as the A1 junctions, will maintain their existing junction numbers.
- Drivers travelling eastbound on the new bypass will still have to join a section of 40mph, narrow lanes roadworks from the Swavesey junction. Please look out for the signs as you approach.
- Slow moving vehicles are prohibited from using the new bypass and will be directed to alternative local access roads.
- Variable speed limits displayed on overhead gantries will help to reduce congestion and ensure safety. Please remember that a red roundel around a speed limit means it is mandatory.
- As with any major road, please remember:
– keep left unless overtaking
– don’t drive under a Red X
– stick within the speed limit
– know what to do if you breakdown.
What happens next?
The upgraded section of the A1 between Alconbury and Buckden opened earlier this year, which means that the western section of the upgraded A14 is now complete.
Work on the rest of the project, between Swavesey and Milton, continues and is on schedule to completed as planned by December 2020. The work we are carrying out at Huntingdon including the removal of the old viaduct over the railway line, will complete after this.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and patience while we build your new A14. Please feel free to share this email with your work colleagues and relevant contacts more widely.
Just a reminder that this only includes works that are due to start between 16th – 30th November and longer term works that are still in progress will have been included on previous reports. Alternatively please refer to http://www.roadworks.org which will include details on emergency roadworks.
Please note, there will be an extended closure of the A14 Bar Hill J29 eastbound entry slip this weekend. Once the main eastbound carriageway closure is removed, this slip road will remain closed until 12pm on both Saturday & Sunday. Access to the A14 eastbound will remain via the Dry Drayton J30 entry slip.There will also be a slow moving, abnormal load moving along the new local access road (between Oakington & Bar Hill) and around the ‘jug handle’ to the south side of Bar Hill junction between 00:01 & 03:00 on Sunday 17th. Please be aware should you be travelling along this section, as you may experience some delay