Main work of a £3 million project to resurface the A14 in Cambridgeshire will start this Sunday night (23 November).
The work had been due to start on 23 October, but was postponed for operational reasons.
The work will take place on the A14 – A1307 westbound carriageway, between B1049 Histon Road and A14 junction 31. There will be overnight closures from Sunday 23 November to Sunday 30 November. These works will take place between 8pm and 6am, but one lane will remain closed during the day.
The work on the A14 between A1307 and junctions 26 (St Ives) and 31 (Girton) includes carriageway resurfacing and patching, the renewal of road markings and road studs.
Highways Agency project manager, Dave Elwyn said:
We have rescheduled this work as we were delayed by the weather on the other phases and we wanted to ensure we worked with Cambridgeshire County Council and other key stakeholders about the impact of these works.
One lane will remain closed during the day for safety reasons.
This is a £3 million scheme which is taking place to prolong the life of the carriageway. The work has been designed to improve the surface of the road and improve safety for road users, while minimising the need for future maintenance works in these locations. We ask that drivers take care travelling through the roadworks and along the diversion routes, follow the traffic signs and any instructions of site staff.
The other works between junction 31 (Girton) and 29 (Bar Hill) westbound have finished and junction 26 (St Ives) and junction 29 (Bar Hill) began last night (18 November).
During the overnight closure on the A1307 clearly signed diversion routes will be in place, traffic will use the A1307, B1049 to junction 32 and then the A14 to junction 31.
Access for residents will be retained at all times, with local residents who require access escorted past the roadworks by traffic marshals.
The work is dependent on suitable weather conditions, and dates may be subject to change. There will be a need for further work on the A1307 and the A14 eastbound carriageway. More details will be announced soon.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
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