Press release

Planned roadworks in the East of England: weekly summary for Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March 2017

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 17 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 26 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 20 March for five nights.

M11 junction 8 (Bishop’s Stortford) to junction 9 (Great Chesterford): congestion improvements

Work to improve congestion on the M11 by installing sign to restricts lorries from using lane 2 between 7am and 7pm on uphill sections of the carriageway in both directions between junctions 8 and 9 will start this week and is planned for completion by the end of March after which the restrictions will come into force. During the work, lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am from Monday 20 March to Friday 31 March.

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 20 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 20 March for five nights.

A1 Carpenters Lodge, Cambridge: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing on the northbound slip road starts this week. Access to and from the A1 at the B1140 will be closed, with traffic diverted to the next available junction. The slip road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on Tuesday 21 March for one night.

Work to improve journeys by reducing congestion with the construction of a new dual carriageway running east from the A5 north of Dunstable and 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 20 March for five consecutive nights.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A5 and A505 overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 20 March for five 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, until Tuesday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A14 and M11. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the M11 junction 9 Stump Cross interchange and A1307 Four Went Ways interchange overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Wednesday 22 March, until Saturday 1 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M11 and A14.

A11 Roudham Heath Picnic Site, Norfolk: resurfacing

Work to improve the Picnic Site on the A11 at Roudham Heath starts this week. The picnic site will be closed from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 March 24 hours a day. We will also be closing the inside lane of the A11 overnight, between 8pm and 6am whilst we undertake works.

A12 Brentwood to Capel St Mary, Essex: routine maintenance

Work to improve safety 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.

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 scheme is due to be completed in March 2021. For further information, visit the scheme website.

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 20 March for five nights.

A14 Spaldwick: safety fence upgrade

Work to upgrade the verge side safety barrier at the side of the road in two locations around Spaldwick start this week. There will be a temporary 50mph speed limit in place 24 hours a day and at weekends. The slip road at junction 18 (Spaldwick) will be closed from Monday 20 March for five nights overnight, between 8pm and 6am. Traffic will be diverted to travel to junction 18 and then to return eastbound to junction 18.

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 Hardwick interchange, Kings Lynn: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing on the eastbound slip road to the Hardwick roundabout starts this week. The slip road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on Monday 20 March for one night. Traffic will be diverted over the Hardwick interchange and back onto the Hardwick roundabout.

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 Acle to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk: safety improvements

Work to improve safety on the A47 will start this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight around the Branch Road junction, between 8pm and 6am, until Saturday 1 April.

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: Resurfacing and lighting

Work to improve journeys on the A120 by resurfacing the carriageway continues this week. Full carriageway closures EB and WB (Blackwater Aggregates to Colne Road junction) Monday 20 to Fri 24. Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A120 between Coggershall and Marks Tey Monday 20 to Friday 24 overnight, between 8pm and 6am. Work is expected to be complete in May.

A120 Blackwater Bridge, Bradwell, Essex: Bridge re-waterproofing

Work to rewaterproof and resurface the Blackwater bridge near Bradwell will continue this week.

The A120 will be fully closed between Hollies Road junction and Blackwater Aggregates, between 8pm Friday 24 to Monday 27 March. Access only will be permitted to residents and businesses from Marks Farm (Eastbound) and Marks Tey (Westbound). All other vehicles must use diversion route. No traffic will be able to pass through the bridge bar the no.70 bus and emergency vehicles. The footpath will remain open on one side. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A12, A130 and A131 and reverse.

A12 Chitts Hill Colchester, Essex: foot bridge maintenance

Work to rewaterproofing and resurfacing the Chitts Hill Footbridge continues this week. The bridge remains closed with a local pedestrian diversion route in place via Chitts Hill and Halstead Road. Work is due to be completed in April.

A120 Colchester to Hare Green, Essex: barrier maintenance

Work to renew the central reservation barrier continues on the A120 between the A12 junction 29 and Hare Green. Overnight (8pm – 6am) full westbound closures between J29 and Hare Green will take place on Monday 20 and Tuesday 22. From Monday 20 to Sunday 27 westbound narrow lanes 24/7. All vehicles must follow the diversion, A131, A1232 to J29.

From Monday 20 to Friday 25 eastbound lane closures and a 50mph speed limit remain in place. Work is expected to be complete in Early April.

A120 Wix, Essex: drainage maintenance

Work to repair the drainage along the A120 near Wix continues this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 5am, from Monday 20 March for five nights. Work is expected to be complete in May.

A120 Porters Park bridge: bridge repairs

Work to rewaterproof and resurface the Porters Park (Waltham Road) bridge continues. There will a 24/7 full closure Monday 20 to Sunday 27. The footway access will be maintained throughout. Vehicles need to follow the diversion B1137, A130, Essex Regiment Way, Wheelers Hill, Leighs Road, Drakes Lane, Boreham Road back on to Waltham Road or reverse.

A120 Ewell bridge: bridge repairs

The bridge is closed for on-going repairs. The pedestrian diversion is via Highfields Lane, Maldon Road, Ewell Hall Chase and reverse.

A120 Parkeston roundabout: technology installation

Work to improve traffic signals on the A120 at Parkeston roundabout will take place this week. Temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am from Wednesday 22 March for two nights.

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 eastbound exit slip road during the day, between 8am and 5pm, on Monday 20 March.

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.

M40 Ardley to Banbury: technology installation

Work to reinstate digital motorway signage on the M40 between junctions 10 and 11 start this week. Lane closures will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 8pm and 5am on Monday 20 March.

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Published 17 March 2017