UK’s A14 bypass opens 12 months ahead of schedule
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The 19km stretch of bypass runs between Ellington and Swavesey.
This section is part of a the project to upgrade 34km of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
The junction numbers on the A14 between Ellington and Bar Hill have changed as there are fewer junctions than on the old A14.
Drivers travelling eastbound on the new bypass will still have to join a section of 64km/h narrow lanes roadworks from the Swavesey junction, so should look out for the signs when they approach the area.
The old A14 has now been closed in both directions between Godmanchester and the Spittals interchanges.
This will allow Highways England to start work to remove the existing viaduct over the railway and build new link roads into Huntingdon town centre.
This closure will remain in place until 2022.
Once work is completed, a new road layout will open with links to and from the old A14 in and out of Huntingdon instead of a viaduct over the railway station.
Get more information about what is happening in Huntingdon.
While all roads in and out of Huntingdon will remain open, there will be some overnight closures to complete this work.
The new A14 was designed with safety as the number one priority and its design is simple and intuitive.
Slow moving vehicles will be prohibited from using the new bypass and will be directed to use alternative local access roads.
Work on the rest of the project, between Swavesey and Milton, continues and is on schedule to completed as planned by December 2020. ■