There will be full closures of the A14 for the two evenings of Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April, from 9pm to 6am each night. The full closures are necessary to launch a temporary Bailey Bridge across the A14 between Dry Drayton and Girton, so material can be moved from one side of the A14 to the other without using the road network.
The signed diversion route for strategic traffic will be as follows. Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A14 at junction 24, south on the A1198 and then east along the A428 to Girton Interchange. Westbound will follow that route in reverse.
Local traffic will still be able to travel east along the A14 to access all exit points to and including Dry Drayton. However, local traffic wishing to travel from Girton Interchange west will not be able to get through, so must either use known local routes or use the signed diversion, and then re-join the A14 eastbound after the A1198.
We have deliberately timed these closures to co-inside with the weekend when traffic flow is lower, so hope the risk of HGV vehicles using unsuitable routes will be avoided. The Police will be supporting our closures with physical presence to try to dissuade drivers from using unsuitable routes
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Highways England are completing the installation of the bailey bridge as part of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme. The bailey bridge will be installed between junctions 30 and 31 of the A14.
The A14 will be closed on the following dates:
- Friday 27th April overnight – Full closure both ways between jct 30 and 31- Diversion is a1198 and A428 for both directions.
- Saturday 28th April overnight– Full closure both ways between jct 30 and 31- Diversion is a1198 and A428 for both directions.
- Sunday 29th April overnight – Full closure EB between jct 30 + 31 and a lane closure WB
- Monday 30th April overnight – Full closure WB between jct 31 + 30 lane closure EB
The bailey bridge will be launched on Friday 27th April 2018.
Closures will be in place from 21:00hrs and 06:00hrs each night.
The police will be on hand to help install / remove the closures and try and stop road users from rat running.