Essential Maintenance on the A14 and M11

We have received the following information from Highways England:

Subject to weather conditions, we plan to start the following work in the New Year:

  • Repairing the road and structure on the A1307 Hungtindon Road heading in to Cambridge at junction 31 (Girton), starting on Monday 4 January for 4 and a half months.
  • Resurfacing the A14 eastbound between junctions 32 (Histon) and 33 (Milton), for 5 nights from 11 January.
  • Replacing the centre reserve vehicle safety barrier on the A14 east and westbound between junctions 31 and 34, from 11 January to March.
  • Resurfacing the northbound exit slip of junction 13 of the M11 (with the A1303), which will take place over 5 consecutive weekends (Friday night to Monday morning) from Friday 22 January.

Work which we have already started and remains ongoing includes:

  • Refurbishment of Huntingdon Road bridge leaving Cambridge, which will take 4 and a half months.
  • Geotechnical repairs at A1307 Huntingdon Road, near Grange Farm, and at junction 33 (Milton), ongoing until early next year (we expect minimal disruption as the majority of the works are off the road)
  • Resurfacing of the A14 eastbound between junctions 26 (Hemingford Gray) and 29 (Bar Hill), which will resume on Monday 4 January and take 5 nights.

On the A14 we will be working between 20:00 and 06:00, with the M11 work between 22:00 and 05:00. This may result in delays for local road users and through traffic for which we apologise.

We have written to residents and local businesses and residents affected by the works and we would be grateful if you would publicise the works to your parishioners through newsletters and other communications where appropriate.

To keep road users at a safe distance from the works, we will need to close the roads to traffic during the night. We will put a clearly signposted diversion route in place and you should leave extra time for your journey. There will be some daytime lane closures with 40mph speed limits in place while the centre reserve barrier is incomplete in short sections.

We will do our utmost to complete the works as quickly as possible, avoiding disturbance and keeping noise to a minimum. These works, which started in November 2015 will, once complete, result in a smoother and safer A14, better bridges, and clearer directions to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

We will keep you informed about further works.

We want to make your journey as easy as possible during this time. Our e-mail alert service gives details of closures and diversions near you. You can sign up atwww.highways.gov.uk/east_subscribe.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by email to: info@highwaysengland.co.uk.