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Planned roadworks in the East of England: weekly summary for Monday 13 March to Sunday 19 March 2017

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Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 10 March 2017 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M1 junction 6a (M25) to junction 9 (A5): technology repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out technology repairs continues this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 5am, until Sunday 19 March.

M11 junction 6 (M25) to junction 9 (A11), Essex: barrier repairs & litter clearance

Work to maintain safety by carrying out barrier repairs and improve journeys by carrying out litter clearance continues this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 13 March for five nights.

M11 junction 8 Bishop’s Stortford (Stansted Airport), Hertfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing on the junction 8 roundabout starts this week. The northern side of the roundabout will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for three nights. Access to Stansted Airport from the west & north of the junction will be via the diversion route from junction 7.

The southern section of the roundabout will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 16 March for three nights. Access to Stansted Airport from the south of the junction will be via the diversion route from junction 7.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place via junction 7, the A414, A1184 and A120.

A1 Georgetown to Sandy, Bedfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the A1 southbound takes place this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed between the Black Car and Sandy roundabouts overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 13 March for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A421 and A603 following the hollow diamond symbol.

A1 Sandy to Black Cat, Bedfordshire: drainage improvements

Work to improve journeys by renewing drainage on the A1 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 13 March for five nights.

A5 Chalk Hill, Bedfordshire: safety improvements

Work to improve safety by improving the footpath and pedestrian crossing points on the A5 through Chalk Hill near the Sewell Lane junction continues this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, until Sunday 19 March.

Work to improve journeys by reducing congestion with the construction of a new dual carriageway running east from the A5 north of Dunstable to joining the M1 at a new junction 11a continues this week.

Lane closures will be in place on the M1 between junctions 10 and 13 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for six consecutive nights.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A5 and A505 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for seven consecutive nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in June 2017. For further information visit the scheme website.

A11 Babraham, Cambridgeshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing continues this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed between the A1307 Four Went Ways interchange and the A505 interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 13 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A14 and M11.

A12 Brentwood to Capel St Mary, Essex: routine maintenance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out routine inspections of electrical equipment and structures continues this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until summer 2017.

A12 junction 19 Chelmsford, Essex: bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the Porter Park bridge continues this week. The bridge remains closed with a diversion via the B1137, A130, Essex Regiment Way, Wheelers hill, Leight’s Road, Drakes Lane, Boreham Road, Waltham Road and the B1137. Work is due to be completed in May.

A12 junctions 23 to 24 Kelvedon, Essex: bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by maintaining Ewell Bridge continues this week. The bridge will be closed to pedestrians with a diversion in place via Windmill Hill, Highfields Lane and Maldon Road. Work is due to be completed in April.

A12 junction 26 Colchester, Essex: bridge maintenance

Work to improve journeys by repairing bridge joints and water proofing the structure continues this week. The footbridge will be closed from Monday 13 March to Sunday 19 March. Pedestrians will be able to use Halstead road, slightly west of the footbridge. Work is due to be completed in May.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

Work to improve journeys on the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon continues this week with a variety of tasks underway including the installation of plant-crossing points, site surveys, clearing vegetation and installing CCTV, average speed cameras and information signs.

The southbound A1 will be fully closed between Brampton Hut & Buckden overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for three nights.

The outside lane will be closed on the southbound A1 between Alconbury and Brampton Hut overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for three nights.

The scheme is due to be completed in March 2021. For further information [visit the scheme website.](http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon/

A14 junction 33 (Milton) to junction 34 (Horningsea), Cambridgeshire: drainage repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage maintenance along the A14 continues this week. Lane two will be closed on both carriageways overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights.

A47 Dogsthorpe, Cambridgeshire: junction improvements

Peterborough City Council is continuing its junction improvements at the A47/A15 Dogsthorpe junction, Peterborough. Lane closures will be in place 24/7 on the A47 with some overnight full closures.

For further information visit the scheme website.

A47 Hockering to Easton, Norfolk: road surface repairs

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the A47 between Hockering and Easton continues this week. Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until Friday 31 March.

A47 Shoreboat to Pullover, Norfolk: safety improvements

Work to improve safety on the A47 will start this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Sunday 26 March.

A47 Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk: routine maintenance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out routine inspections of electrical equipment and structures continues this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until summer 2017.

A120 Marks Tey to Marks Farm, Essex: routine maintenance

Work to improve journeys on the A120 by resurfacing the carriageway continues this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A120 between Marks Tey and Marks Farm overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. Work is expected to be complete in May.

A120 Bradwell, Essex: routine maintenance

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the road and maintaining the Blackwater bridge near Bradwell will continue this week.

The A120 will be fully closed between the Dolphin Pub and Blackwater Aggregates overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights.

The A120 will be fully closed over the Blackwater bridge from 8pm on Friday 17 March until 6am on Monday 20 March. The footpath will remain open on one side.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A12, A130 and A131.

Work is due to be completed in May.

A120 Colchester to Hare Green, Essex: barrier maintenance

Work to improve journeys by replacing the central reservation safety barrier continues on the A120 between the A12 junction 29 and Hare Green. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit remain in place. The outside lane will be closed on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. Work is expected to be complete in May.

A120 Wix, Essex: drainage maintenance

Work to improve journeys by repairing the drainage along the A120 near Wix continues this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 13 March for five nights. Work is expected to be complete in May.

A421 Marsh Leys, Bedfordshire: technology installation

Work to improve journeys by installing traffic sensors in the carriageway will take place this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed between the exit and entry slip roads overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 13 March for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the slip roads and roundabout.

A421 Elstow, Bedfordshire: technology installation

Work to improve journeys by installing traffic sensors in the carriageway will take place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound exit slip road and the eastbound exit slip road during the day, between 8am and 5pm, from Monday 13 March for three days.

A428 Eltisley, Cambridgeshire; street lighting and road markings

Work to improve journeys by carrying out street lighting maintenance and renewing road markings continues this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 31 March.

Safety at roadworks

Highways England is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety
  • get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching
  • concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks
  • be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks
  • keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front
  • observe all signs – they are there to help you
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

General enquiries

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Published 14 March 2017