Work on the A14 development scheme is accelerating as we enter the new year. To help avoid inconvenience to local road users, information is available from a number of sources:
A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Project Office
Highways England will publish progress reports and plans for upcoming works for three sections of the improvement scheme. Here on LongstantonVillage.org, we’ll bring you a monthly summary relating to the Swavesey – Milton section. If you need information on the rest of the project, please refer to Highway England’s monthly bulletins which will be available in the Documents area of our Parish Council site.
The main compound at Swavesey will be ready for occupation in January 2017, with a new entrance created near to the traffic island at Cambridge services.
Archaeology will continue at Girton Junction and next to the A14 close to the Dry Drayton turn.
Site clearance will continue in preparation for construction works and this will mean a number of lane closures along the A14. These works will be undertaken at night between 8pm and 6am to minimise any disruption.
To allow safe construction of the new local access road between Dry Drayton and Huntingdon Road, Cambridge it will be necessary to undertake a temporary closure of part of the Avenue in Madingley (i.e. the road that connects Madingley to the Girton interchange).
A temporary traffic order is in place that authorises closure of the Avenue from its junction with the A14, to its junction with Dry Drayton Road. This closure will come into effect on Monday 20th February 2017 and will last until Thursday 1st March 2018. As a consequence of this there will no direct access between Madingley and the A14 in either direction; access to the village will be via Dry Drayton or from the A1303.