Highways England have provided us with details of future closures of the B1514 Brampton Road starting on 3 July;
As part of our work to construct the new Edison Bell Way junction where the Mill Common Link road will join, we will need to close Brampton Road, between Scholars Avenue and Edison Bell Way, on weekends in July. Following discussions with Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council we all reached an agreement to carry out these closures between 8am and 5pm on Saturdays. The driving factor for this was to reduce the impact of the work and noise on local residents. The dates for the closures are below:
- Saturday 3 July
- Saturday 10 July
- Saturday 17 July
- Saturday 24 July
We’ll then be implementing a full weekend closure of Brampton Road, between Scholars Avenue and Edison Bell Way, from Friday 30 July from 9pm to Monday 2 August at 6am. This is to allow the team to widen the road by breaking out the existing expansion joints in the carriageway and installing new ones. Again, following close discussions with the local authorities we all agreed that a full weekend closure would be far less disruptive overall to residents and the travelling public than numerous overnight closures. Carrying out the work only overnight would mean having to use metal plating over the open excavations to allow traffic to travel over it. This isn’t our preferred method, both for safety reasons and because it’s noisy when vehicles drive over them.
We do appreciate that closing Brampton Road on a Saturday isn’t ideal, but please be assured we have considered the options available to us and have tried to limit the impact of these important works on everyone, as much as we can. We’re working with Huntingdonshire District Council to ensure the team will all do that is reasonably practicable to reduce the noise from the work and will be writing to those residents affected in due course.
All traffic will be diverted via the A141 for travel between Brampton and Huntingdon.
A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
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