Major works scheme begins at A47 junction near Peterborough

Work has begun on a major roadworks scheme on the A47 near Peterborough.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:31 am

The scheme to increase the size of the Guyhirn Roundabout, began last month, and is expected to take more than a year to finish.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "We started work in February on our project to increase the size of the roundabout at Guyhirn junction.

"We’ve started with our vegetation clearance adjacent to the Guyhirn roundabout at Old March Road, ahead of starting main construction work in March. We’re aiming to complete the main construction work in April 2022."

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The works have now started on the roundabout

To allow the works to be completed, a number of road closures will be needed over the next few months.

Highways England said the closures scheduled are:

A141 March Road, Guyhirn - 21 and 22 April 2021 inclusive

Guyhirn roundabout - 23 April 2021

Guyhirn Bridge - 1 May 2021

Guyhirn Bridge - 1 June 2021

A141 March Road, Guyhirn - 14 July 2021

A47 Fen Road/South Brink - 15 July 2021

A141 March Road, Guyhirn - 27 July 2021

The project is part of wider improvements to the A47.

The Highways England spokesman said: "We’re improving the A47 in six places between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth as part of a £300 million-plus investment, including the Guyhirn junction.

"We’ll be making changes to the Guyhirn junction between the A47 (Fen Road to South Brink) and the A141 (March Road) which is used by over 20,000 vehicles a day and experiences high levels of congestion. The junction improvements aim to reduce congestion, improve journey times and increase safety.

"Our project on the Guyhirn junction aims to increase the size of the roundabout by creating two lanes on all approaches to the roundabout. This will include an additional lane over the existing carriageway on the River Nene Bridge. Towards the end of the project there may be an opportunity for us to carry out additional bridge maintenance on the River Nene bridge."