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A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon – Roadworks update

The A14 eastbound between Fenstanton (J27) and Swavesey (J28) will be closed 5th September, 9pm to 6am.

Last week we installed our temporary bailey bridge over the A14 near Swavesey.  This temporary bridge will allow us to move material across the A14 to build the north side of the new Swavesey junction without taking vehicles on the A14.

Whilst the structure is now in place we were not able to completely finish all of the work to make it safe for use to use, consequently we will needed further closures of the east bound carriageway only, between Fenstanton (J27) and Swavesey (J28).

Please be assured that signs will be erected on the A14 to notify drivers of this closure.

We regularly update details of closures specific to our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our Facebook #A14C2H and Twitter@A14C2H pages. You can also find our latest posts by searching #A14C2Hclosures.

Below are our planned closures for this week;

*Tue 5th one night*
A14 eastbound between Fenstanton J27 & Swavesey J28 (9pm-6am)

*Tue 5th to Fri 8th*
A1 northbound between Brampton Hut & Alconbury (each night, 9pm-6am)

*Wed 6th to Fri 8th*

A1 northbound between Buckden & Brampton Hut (each night, 9pm-6am)

*Fri 8th to Mon 11th*
Full weekend closure Buckden Road (Fri 9pm – Mon 5am)

Our official diversion route will be signposted and I’ve attached diversion maps the A1 and A14 closures.

PLEASE NOTE – closures may be subject to change, so check out our social media pages daily for updates.

To contact your sections Stakeholder Manager, please use the email addresses below or our A14 helpline.

Section 1 & 2 Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line; Jon Lewell

Section 3 East Coast Main Line to Swavesey; Jade Pettit

Section 4 & 5 Swavesey to Milton; Bob Pettipher

A14 helpline 0800 270 0114 – This will be answered by a team member during site hours 8am – 5pm and messages can be left at other times.

Related Documents

A14 Diversion for closures between St Ives and Girton

A1 Diversion for closures between Buckden to Brampton Hut

A1 Diversion for closures between Brampton and Alconbury


Biggest road upgrade leads the way on environment

One of the ecologists at work releasing some of the water voles into their new habitat in August 2017

Moving protected species, creating new habitat the size of 269 rugby pitches and taking traffic for two and a half million tonnes of construction materials off the road are just some of the ways that a major project to upgrade the A14 in Cambridgeshire is caring for the environment.

The biggest road project currently in construction in the UK is aiming to leave a positive footprint on the local environment once completed by the end of 2020.

People living and travelling in South Cambridgeshire will by now be familiar with the scale of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project just by looking at the great number of yellow lorries and diggers working away along the sides of the existing A14 and A1, and the size of the new structures emerging along the route.

Less obvious but central to the project is the industry-leading care for the environment that the team is delivering while building the new road.


Boxworth Road Full Closure June 9th – 12th

As part of construction works the A14 Integrated Delivery Team need to install a plant crossing facility across the Boxworth Road.

This crossing point will allow them to take large plant vehicles carrying materials from the borrow pit directly down to the side of the A14 via a haul road. This will remove the requirement for these vehicles to travel along the Boxworth Road and the A14 itself.

In doing this they will be reducing the interface with vehicles travelling on these roads avoiding delays for road users and also reducing the potential of leaving mud/materials from the borrow pit on the road.

The crossing point itself will be located just north of the entrance to Yarmouth farm.

Although the crossing will be installed next weekend it is not likely to be utilised for several weeks and they will advise of the exact date when confirmed.

 When in service the crossing point will be operational between the hours of 7am and 7pm Monday- Friday and between 7am and 12 noon on Saturdays. This facility will be controlled by traffic signals which will be manually operated. During peak traffic flow hours which are deemed as 0730-0900 and 1530-1700 on weekdays, they will ensure that priority is given to normal road users and will not allow any convoy crossing on our haul road.

 The actual installation will require the closure of Boxworth Road for a period between 8pm Friday 9th June and 5 am Monday 12th June. Advance notice boards will be placed on the road advertising the closure and a signed diversion route will be in use. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

A14 Monthly Bulletin March/April 2017

March Activities

Section 1 & 2 – Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

At Woolley Road south of Alconbury the first direction drill has been completed from the west side of the A1 to the east ready for the electricity service diversions.

Piling has been completed for the Grafham Road bridge over the A1 at Brampton and others are well on the way for the main structures, this will take the new A14 over the new alignment of the A1 south of Brampton Hut.


A14 Monthly Bulletin February / March 2017

February’s Activities

Section 1 & 2 – Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

The crossing of the River Great Ouse is progressing well and the temporary pontoon is now in place which allows us to transport machinery and materials across onto the east bank of the river.

The site clearance is continuing along the north bound carriageway of the A1 north of Brampton Hut. This has mainly been done at night.