Work gets underway on A428 scheme

Upgrades to the Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet route on the A428 across the border between Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire have started. The £1 billion scheme will create a new 10-mile dual carriageway and numerous junction improvements, transforming journeys between the A1 Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire and A428 Caxton Gibbet roundabout in Cambridgeshire. Walkers, cyclists […]

£2m legacy fund as part of Black Cat project

A £2 million initiative aimed at leaving a “lasting positive legacy” in the East of England has launched, with National Highways asking for applications from not-for-profit groups and community organisations. National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are set to begin construction before the end of the year. Recognising […]

Early work to begin on A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements

Early preparation work is set to begin next week on National Highways’ A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements, designed to improve journeys between Milton Keynes, Bedford, St Neots, and Cambridge. To facilitate early construction activities, overnight closures during the week are scheduled on the A421 between between the Black Cat roundabout and Renhold junction […]

A426 improvement plans go to High Court

Campaigners have won the right for a High Court oral hearing to be held to establish whether work can begin on a multi-million-pound project to dual the A428 from the Black Cat roundabout in Bedfordshire to Caxton Gibbet in Cambridgeshire. The Bedfordshire Independent newspaper reports that the Transport Action Network submitted an application to the […]

Environmentalists launch challenge to A428 road improvements

The environmental pressure group Transport Action Network has launched a legal challenge against National Highways’ plans to dual the A428 in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The work will involve dualling the road between A1/A421 Black Cat Junction and A428/A1198 Caxton Gibbet Junction to high quality dual carriageway. Construction will include 12 miles (19km) of new Dual […]

Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme approved

National Highways’ plans to improve the A428 between the Black Cat Roundabout and Caxton Gibbet Road in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire has been granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Transport. The application involves the dualling of the A428 between A1/A421 Black Cat Junction and A428/A1198 Caxton Gibbet Junction to high quality dual carriageway. […]

Next round of hearings for A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements announced

National Highways has announced the next round of hearings for the proposed A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements, a project which will help to transform one of the regions worst congestion hotspots.  The A428 scheme, which proposes a new 10-mile dual carriageway from the Black Cat Roundabout on the A1 through to Caxton Gibbet […]

National Highways announces progress of consent order for A428 Black Cat to Gibbet scheme

The application for a 10-mile section of new road to be delivered as part of a proposed major upgrade in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire is set to be named A421, National Highways has announced as the examination process continues to progress.  When the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements scheme opens in 2025/2026, the new dual carriageway will become an extension of the […]

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