National Highways to hand old A14 to Cambridgeshire County Council

The old stretch of the A14 between Swavesey and Huntingdon will be officially handed over from National Highways to Cambridgeshire County Council next week. From Thursday, 8 February, the transfer process will be complete, and the county council will be officially responsible for maintaining this section of the highway. This will include any maintenance such […]

A14 reconstruction reaches half way stage

National Highways’ £37m concrete road reconstruction scheme on the A14 between Haughley and Tothill has reached its midway point. In mid-April, National Highways began main construction on a project to completely remove the concrete road surface of the section between junctions 47a and 49 and some of the foundations, before rebuilding the road with recycled […]

Haulier complains A14 roadworks are adversely affecting business

A haulier says the replacement of a concrete road surface on the A14 in Suffolk are “causing significant increases in our losses” just as he hopes the industry is picking up. Mark Bennett, from VKVP Haulage in Felixstowe has told the BBC that, “I don’t think we’ve actually seen the worst of it yet,” with […]

National Highways begins work on A14 in Suffolk

National Highways is to begin work on the surface of the A14 in Suffolk between Haughley and Tothill. The £37m scheme is to be completed in stages. The old concrete road surface and some of its foundations will be completely removed before the road is rebuilt with recycled material and a new asphalt top. As […]

National Highways plans A14 closure ahead of rebuilding project

National Highways has announced a stretch of the A14 will be closed early next year for the creation of a contraflow while the road is rebuilt. The work on the road between junction 47A for Haughley and 49 at Tothill will rebuild and relay the carriageway, extending the life of the road for up to […]

Final road opening concludes A14 upgrade works

Britain’s biggest road building project for a generation has been finished, as the last construction element of the £1.5 billion upgrade to the A14 in Cambridgeshire was opened. Mill Common – the last in a series of new link roads designed to make access to Huntingdon town centre easier and safer – was opened to […]

National Highways to upgrade A12 and A14 road surfaces

The A12 and the A14 in the East of England are set to receive upgrades thanks to a £200million investment from National Highways. The East Anglian Daily Times reports that over the next 12 months, parts of the A14 and the A12 will be resurfaced in an attempt to “create a smoother road surface, reduce noise for […]

Trees die beside new stretch of A14

It’s emerged a large proportion of the million trees planted beside the A14 upgrade in Cambridgeshire have already died. Cambridgeshire Live quotes a report for Cambridgeshire County Council’s highways and transport committee on which says, “Whilst there has been one million trees planted as part of the scheme, a large proportion have died off and […]

A14 upgrade opens eight months early

The £1.5bn upgrade of the A14 through Cambridgeshire has fully opened, cutting 20 minutes off the journey between the West Midlands and Suffolk coast. The work involved bypassing two roundabouts near Huntingdon, one at the junction of the A1, and simplifying the intersection with the M11 and A421 northwest of Cambridge. All but cosmetic work […]


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