Press release

Planned roadworks in the East of England: weekly summary for Monday 29 June – Sunday 5 July 2015

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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.

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ONGOING WORK

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. Advance works started on site in May 2014 and main construction work is progressing.

Construction of the new junction started on 17 June. While the new junction is being built, lane 3 on the M1 will be closed between junctions 11 and 12 in both directions. Three lanes will remain open, with traffic running on the hard shoulder and lanes 1 and 2. The roadworks, including 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.

  • On Monday 29 June there will overnight lane closures on the north and southbound carriageway for central barrier removal between 10pm and 6am

  • On Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July there will be overnight lane closures on the northbound carriageway for barrier removal between 10pm and 6am

  • On Saturday 4 July from 5am until 6pm the A5120 will be closed from the junction of Tebworth Road at the top of Lords Hill to the junction of Thorn Road at the bottom of Lords Hill for construction of a new culvert, a fully signed diversion will be in place

  • Work will commence on Monday 29 June on the A5 adjacent to Thorn Road and A505 roundabout with the use of overnight traffic control signals

Work on the major improvement is due to complete in spring 2017. For more information please visit the scheme web page.

A12 J31-33, Suffolk: Improvements

We are in the final phase of works to improve the road network on the A12 between junction 31 (Four Sisters Interchange) and junction 33 (Copdock Interchange). We are resurfacing the carriageway and renewing road markings, repairing barriers and drainage systems and improving lighting within these works. We are working each night between 9pm and 6am and weekends between 9pm and 8am.

A12 J11-12, Brentwood, Essex: Improvements

We are in the second phase of works to improve the road network on the A12 in both directions between junction 11 (for M25) and junction 12 (for A1023 Chelmsford Road). We are resurfacing the carriageway and renewing road markings, repairing barriers and drainage systems and improving lighting within these works. During week commencing Monday 29 June, contraflow will be in operation overnight between 9.30pm and 6am.

A14 northbound Spittals Interchange to Alconbury, Huntingdon: Resurfacing

Work to resurface the northbound A14 between Spittals Interchange and Alconbury continues and will take place overnight for six weeks. The work is being carried out between 8pm and 6am and is planned for completion by 6 July. During the work the northbound A14 will be closed overnight between Spittals Interchange and Alconbury. A clearly signposted diversion will be in place directing road users to follow the A14 westbound and the A1 to rejoin the A14. During the day the A14 will be reopened to traffic which will run on a temporary surface with a 40mph temporary speed limit.

A14 westbound Spaldwick to Leighton Bromswold: Barrier replacement

Work to replace sections of the central reservation barrier is being carried out on the westbound A14 between Spaldwick and Leighton Bromswold west of the A1. Work started in mid-May and is due to finish by 3 July. We will be working between 8pm and 6am and will use lane 2 closures overnight, as well as a narrow lane 2 and a temporary speed limit of 40mph for safety reasons 24 hours a day.

A14 Girton to Histon (junctions 31 to 32): Lane gain scheme

Work to improve slip roads onto the M11 and A14 and to add an additional lane on the A14 in each direction between Girton and Histon was completed on Friday 10 April, with all three lanes in both directions now open with a reduced speed limit of 50mph. We are carrying out some finishing off works, which include landscaping, street lighting and fully resurfacing the road between junctions 31 and 32.

Between Monday 29 June and Friday 3 July, the eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 31 and 32, and the westbound access to the A14 at both junctions 36 and 32, will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am to facilitate ongoing lighting and other works. For more information please visit the scheme web page.

A14 Huntingdon: Barrier replacement

Work to replace sections of the central reservation barrier is being carried out on the A14 Brampton and Spittals near Huntingdon. Works started Monday 9 February and are due to finish in July. We are working between 8pm and 6am and will use lane 2 closures and a temporary speed limit of 40mph for safety reasons 24 hours a day.

A138 Chelmer Village, Chelmsford, Essex: Chelmer Viaduct replacement

Work to rebuild the viaduct at Chelmer on the A138 started on 17 March 2015. The major improvement work on the Chelmer Viaduct in Chelmsford will take approximately 18 months to complete. Construction of the access road for the viaduct construction traffic and piling platforms for the pier construction has now started. All site work will be carried out off-line and daytime traffic will not be affected. For more information please visit the scheme web page.

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.

General enquiries

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Published 26 June 2015