Planned roadworks in the East of England: weekly summary for Monday 20 June to Sunday 26 June 2016
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Summary of work being carried out this coming week.
The following information summarises the work being carried out this coming week. It is correct as of the above date 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.
Various roads: routine maintenance
We will be doing technology work on the A14 westbound at junction 55 (A12 Copdock Interchange). There will be lane closures in place while we are working on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June. We will also be doing maintenance work along the M11 with hard shoulder closures in place overnight while we are working.
Various roads: barrier repairs
We will be doing repairs to crash barrier throughout the week, working overnight only and using lane closures to keep road users at a safe distance from the work. The work will take place at various locations including along the A11, A12, A14 and M11. There will be barrier repairs at various locations on the A14 throughout the week, between junctions 6 (M25) and 9 (A11) or the M11 (using hard shoulders, inside and outside lane closures) overnight, and on the A12 at Hopton-on-Sea on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 June between 10am and 2pm, with the inside lane closed northbound.
Various roads: litter picking and sweeping
We will be litter picking throughout the week on the A1(M), the M1 and the M11 between junctions 6 (M25) and 9 (A11). These will be done using a mobile slow-moving hard shoulder or lane closure. We will also be clearing laybys and siding out footways on the A120. This will be done using a mobile slow-moving lane closure.
M11 and A12: inspections
We will be doing inspections throughout the week on the M11 southbound between junctions 9 (A11) and 6 (M25). There will be lanes closed while we are working overnight. We will also be inspecting Colne Bridge on the A12 between junctions 28 and 27 (Colchester) southbound, with the central lane closed while we are working overnight on Monday 20 June.
M11: pothole repair and debris collections
We will be repairing potholes and collecting debris overnight throughout the week along the length of the M11. This will be done using a mobile slow-moving lane closure.
A11: gully clearing
We will be emptying gullies on the A11 between Thickthorn and Barton Mills. There will be a slow moving lane closure in place while we are working, between 8pm and 6am from Monday 20 to Friday 24 June.
A11: weed spraying
We will be spraying for weeds on the A11 throughout the week. This will be done using a mobile slow-moving lane closure.
M11 and A120 Stansted Airport: road repairs
We are undertaking a number of schemes, which includes resurfacing parts of the M11 and A120, as part of a package of works. The package of works should be completed by July. We are also putting in new signs to make the road easier to navigate. We will be working between 8pm and 6am, with a number of road closures, lane closures and slip road closures. There will also be some daytime lane closures with speed limits in place. Where necessary, there will be a clearly signed diversion route in place.
This week we are repairing an embankment on the M11 northbound at junction 6 (M25), working during the day to remove the embankment and then reconstruct it by replacing the material. This will make the embankment more secure and reduce the risk of flooding. We expect to complete this by July. The hard shoulder is closed and there is a 50mph limit in place where we are working.
We are repairing an embankment on the M11 at junction 7 (Harlow). During the work, the hard shoulder is closed at this location and there are narrow lanes and a 50mph limit.
We are repairing an embankment on the M11 at junction 8 (Stansted). The hard shoulder is closed at junction 8 with a 50mph limit in place while we are working. We expect this work to take around three months to complete.
M11 and A14 Cambridgeshire: improvements
A package of work to carry out resurfacing, safety barrier renewal, bridge repairs, embankment repairs, replacing and installing new signs, repairing damaged kerbs and replacing road markings on the A14 and M11 in Cambridgeshire, has started and will continue until the end of July. The work is part of Highways England’s commitment to improve safety and ensure better journey experiences across the East region’s busiest roads.
You can stay informed of latest closures and works on our website.
This week we are repairing the embankment and the bridge on the A1307 Huntingdon Road. During the work there will be an outbound lane 1 closure and 40mph temporary speed limit.
We are repairing the bridge joints on the M11/A14 Girton Interchange.
Mon 20 to Thurs 23 June: northbound M11 closed from junction 14 to the A14 westbound Girton Interchange 8pm to 6am nightly - diversion will via the A14 Girton link road that runs parallel to the M11 - traffic will be off of the M11 at junction 14 onto the A14 Girton interchange running parallel to the M11
Tues 21 to Thurs 23 June: lane 2 closure across the Girton Bridge between the eastbound A14 J29 and the southbound M11 junction 14 entry slip while works are carried out in the central reservation
Thurs 23 and/or Fri 24 June: A14 junction 31 Girton interchange loops in both directions will be closed to complete the joint replacement - traffic on the northbound M11 travelling towards the eastbound A14 will be diverted to the westbound A14 to junction 30 and return on the eastbound carriageway - traffic on the westbound A14 will be diverted onto the southbound M11 to junction 12 back onto the northbound M11 to rejoin the westbound A14.
M40: visual messaging signs repairs
We are repairing signs along the M40. This work will involve closing lanes and the hard shoulder between 9pm and 5am while we are working.
We are carrying out maintenance work along the M40 from junction 1 (Uxbridge, London) to 15 (Warwick). This includes sweeping, drainage clearing, litter picking, re-painting white lines, vegetation clearance, lighting maintenance and repair works. There will be overnight closures while we are working between 10pm and 6am.
This week we are working on the northbound M40 exit slip at junction 13 (Bishop’s Tachbrook) and entry slip at junction 14 (A452) from Monday 20 to Tuesday 21 June.
We are working on the M40 southbound exit slip at junction 14 and entry slip at junction 13 from Tuesday 21 to Wednesday 22 June.
We are working on the M40 northbound exit and entry slips at junction 12 from Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 June.
We are working on the M40 southbound exit and entry slips at junction 12 from Thursday 23 to Friday 24 June.
We are working on the M40 northbound exit and entry slips at junction 11 from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 June.
There will be clearly signed diversion routes in place for all these works.
Cycle improvements schemes in Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Bedfordshire
We are building or improving cycle paths at 17 locations across the East of England including on the A12, A120, A47 and A5. The work includes the installation of new and upgraded shared-use foot/cycle ways and toucan crossing facilities. The new or improved paths will make it safer and easier to cycle on or around major A-roads and will improve connections with the local and national cycle network.
The project is part of a country-wide initiative which will see Highways England deliver 200 projects over the next five years after the government set up a £100 million dedicated fund for cycling in its Road Investment Strategy.
Ongoing work for this week
A12 Lowestoft – High Street / Old Nelson
Work to the existing crossing at the Artillery Way / Old Nelson street/ High Street temporary puffin crossing have been completed as much as possible. We will need to return at a later date with UK Power Network to complete the signal work and resurface related sections. Minor traffic management will remain in place at the signals until all work is completed. The existing controlled pedestrian crossing was removed and replaced with a realigned crossing along High Street, including the installation of new signage, surfacing and pavements to its approaches.
A12 Lowestoft Camden Street / High Street
Work to the existing eastern footpath on A12 Jubilee Way between St Margaret’s Street and Camden Street has been completed as much as possible. We will need to return at a later date with UK Power Network to complete the signal work and resurface sections. We are currently working with UK Power Network to programme this. The work included the installation of a new toucan crossing and localised widening of the existing eastern and western footways, as well as installation of new kerbs, street lighting and signage.
A12 Lowestoft – Gunton Church Lane / Hollingsworth
Works to the existing eastern and western footpaths on A12 Yarmouth Road between Gunton Church Lane and Hollingsworth Road has been completed as much as possible. We will have to return at a later date with UK Power Network to finish electrical elements and minor resurfacing. The work included the installation of a new toucan crossing and localised widening of the existing eastern and western footways, operations include full depth construction, installation of new kerbs, street lighting, signage, surfacing and lining to its approaches.
A12 Witham to Marks Tey
Works to the existing northern footpath on the A12 between Witham & Marks Tey and A1304 is nearing completion. No works are planned for next week although we will need to go back out at the end of June to do final sections of lighting, kerbing and defects to surfacing. Its expected works will continue until early July. The existing northern footpath is being widened and operations include full depth reconstruction and the installation of new kerbs, signage, fencing, resurfacing and lining. Works will be carried out under night lane closures between 8pm and 5am.
A12 Katwijk Way – St Peters Street
Work to the existing eastern and western footpaths on Katwijk Way and St Peters Street between St Peters Street Roundabout and Clapham Road Central are almost complete. Only minor snagging is to be carried out and final lining. We will have to return at a later date with UK Power Network to programme to finish electrical elements and minor resurfacing.
The work includes the upgrade of the existing controlled pedestrian crossing on St Peters Street to a toucan crossing, widening of the southern footway, widening of the footway around the southern end of the roundabout, and installation of a new footpath to the eastern verge on Katwijk Way. The work includes full construction, installation of new kerbs, paving, street lighting, signage, and lining.
Works will be carried out under off peak lane closures between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
A12 Lowestoft – Jubilee Way
Work to the existing western and northern arm of the Jubilee Way St Peters Street Roundabout will be complete ready for UKPN works by 23rd June. We will have to return at a later date with UK Power Network to finish electrical elements and minor resurfacing. The work included the widening of the existing western footpath and the installation of a new toucan crossing on the northern arm of the roundabout. Operations include full depth construction, installation of new kerbs, paving, street lighting, signage, and resurfacing and road markings to the approaches. Work will be carried out under off peak lane closures between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
A12 Lowestoft – Station Road/Gunton St/Peters Avenue
Work to the eastern footpath on A12 Yarmouth Road between Station Road and St Peters Street will continue until early July. We are currently working with the local school to work around the exam timetables where possible to minimise disruption to students. We will have to return at a later date to finish electrical elements and minor resurfacing. We are working with UK Power Network to programme this.
The overall work includes the removal of the existing anti-parking measures along the eastern footpath. Operations include, installation of new kerbs, paving, street lighting, signage, and resurfacing to the footway.
Work will be carried out under off peak lane closures between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm. Once UK Power Network has completed their work we will then have some resurfacing to complete.
A1(M) Huntingdon to Peterborough: maintenance work
We are continuing bridge inspections, surfacing, road marking, stud replacements, safety fence tensioning, sign changes and cleansing and sweeping on the A1(M) southbound. There will be lane closures during the work.
A5 Milton Keynes: barrier replacement
We will soon be replacing the crash barrier in central reservation everywhere it protects bridge piers along the A5 as it passes through Milton Keynes. Currently there are just layby closures in place as we prepare for the main works.
A5-M1 Link (Dunstable Northern Bypass), Bedfordshire: major improvements
We are building a new 2.9-mile, two-lane dual carriageway running from north of Dunstable and joining the M1 at a new junction 11a, south of Chalton. Main construction started in March 2015.
Work on the M1
We have started work on the new M1 junction and bridges. The traffic management, including hard shoulder closures, safety barriers, signs, CCTV and average speed cameras, will stay in place throughout the junction construction work, which will be carried out in phases and should be finished in spring 2017 as the scheme nears completion. There will also be overnight lane closures when required, which will be clearly signed.
Work on the A5 and local roads
On the A5, travelling from the A505, roundabout traffic has been realigned and now runs on the east side of the carriageway on one lane in each direction to allow for embankment work. Overnight three way traffic lights will be on A5/A505 between 8pm and 6pm.
There will be two-way, off-peak traffic lights occasionally in place for day-time work on the B579 Luton Rd near Vauxhall and into Chalton village.
There will be two-way, off-peak traffic lights occasionally in place for day-time work on the A5120 between Thorn Road and Tebworth Road.
The B579 Luton Rd will be closed between Houghton Rd and Water End Lane from 8pm Friday 10 June to 6am Monday 13 June to carry out utilities works. A signed diversion will be in place during this time.
A11 Red Lodge: layby improvements
We are working to improve safety on the A11 at the northbound layby near Red Lodge by bringing the entry and exits up to current standards. The works also include resurfacing the layby and approximately 350 metres of the inside lane of the A11. We will soon be having overnight road closures with clearly signed diversions in place to complete this work. Currently we are just working in the layby without disrupting traffic.
A14: Huntingdon Railway Viaduct
We are working on the A14 as it passes over the B1514 Brampton Road and the East Coast Mainline Railway to inspect the road and ensure the bridge is in a good condition following work to strengthen it a year ago.
We expect to finish work by August. We will be working between 10pm and 6am over weekends to coincide with Network Rail’s closures.
To keep road users at a safe distance from the works, we will need to close the B1514 Brampton Road below the A14 viaduct. We will put a clearly signposted diversion route in place, whereby drivers heading east will:
- take the B1514 out of Huntingdon
- join the A14 at junction 22
- join the A141 at junction 23
- exit to join the B1044 at Stukeley Meadows
- head south onto Ermine Street
- take the B1514 and Nursery Road clockwise, exiting to return to the viaduct
Drivers heading west will follow this diversion in reverse.
A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon major improvements: survey work
We are currently carrying out topographical, drainage, pavement, existing services and street lighting surveys. We expect to complete these in the summer.
These surveys allow us to map the layout and level of the existing road and assets (such as bridges), drainage network and adjacent land, so that we can fully understand the landscape we will be working in and finalise the design of the new road.
Surveys are taking place along the whole of the scheme route. This includes the land where the new Huntingdon southern bypass would be built and the existing A1 and A14 that form part of the scheme. Surveys of the existing route will require lane closures in both directions and, wherever possible, will take place at night only (usually between 8pm and 6am) to minimise any disruption to traffic. No heavy machinery or plant equipment will be used. There are no surveys planned for the coming week.
A138 Chelmer Village, Chelmsford, Essex: Chelmer viaduct replacement
The new viaduct structure opened to traffic on Monday 18 April 2016.
Works are now on-going under the structure to facilitate installation of grass cell and prepare permanent maintenance roads and fencing.
Demolition works started on 23 May on the old structure on both the northern and southern sides working towards the river. This is ongoing and will be completed by mid-July, with up to three more weeks to clear the debris away from site. Demolition will be independent from the new structure and will not impact traffic flows.
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