Delays expected as £6.3million improvement works on A14 and M11 set to start

Delays expeted on the A14 and M11 as improvement works begin ANL-150417-162745001
Delays expeted on the A14 and M11 as improvement works begin ANL-150417-162745001
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Improvement work on the A14 and M11 worth £6.3million, announced last month, will begin on Monday November 16 and continue until the end of June, providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

The first phase will focus on embankment and bridge works on the A14/A1307 both sides of Huntingdon Road Bridge, A14 junction 33 at Milton Interchange and A14 Kings Hedges and Impington.

The details of the A14 improvements set to start

The details of the A14 improvements set to start

The work will involve bridge work, cleaning and repairing drainage, clearing vegetation, resurfacing the path over the bridge and replacing sections of safety barrier.

The M11 entry slip road at junction 13 will be resurfaced and we will also be replacing the hospital A&E signs at junction 11 in both directions.

On the A14 between junction 29 (Bar Hill) and 31 (Girton) sections of the road will be resurfaced, including new road studs and markings.

Highways England project manager, Kelly Milburn, said: “This work will make journeys better for local people by improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use these roads each day.

“We understand this scheme will cause some disruption for drivers and we have planned to carry out the work overnight to reduce the impact.

“I would urge motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays. Local residents directly affected by the work will be informed and escorted through the work where appropriate.”

The second phase of work on 4 December will see work take place on the A14 at Grange Farm and will involve embankment work, pathway resurfacing, repairing damaged kerbs, road signs to be replaced and electrical cables to be checked.

On the A14 between junction 26 (St Ives) and 29 (Bar Hill) sections of the road will be resurfaced, including new road studs and markings.

The £6.3million contract is part of Highways England’s commitment in the region to improve safety and ensure better journey experiences across the East region’s busiest roads.

The final two phases of work will begin early next year and all work will be suspended during the Christmas period to enable motorists to get away over the festive period.

Further details of the work, including diversion routes will be provided in the East of England weekly roadwork summary.

The work is dependent on suitable weather conditions, and dates may be subject to change.