Where are we now?
Our work to transform the old A14 for local journeys in and around Huntingdon, including taking down the 45-year-old, 16,400 tonne Huntingdon Railway Viaduct, is progressing as planned and should be completed by 2022. In addition to the viaduct removal, more than half a mile of new link roads are being built into the town.
Over Christmas 2019, we installed a safety deck under the viaduct which crosses Brampton Road (B1514) and the East Coast Mainline. The protection deck is allowing us to remove the viaduct while trains are running, reducing the number of closures needed on Brampton Road (work over railway lines is usually only allowed when trains are not running).
We successfully removed the first of 18 beams sitting directly over the railway on Sunday 26 April 2020. Another 17 beams will be removed over the coming months. To carry out this work safely, Brampton Road (B1514), including pedestrian access, will be closed between the Ringo station car park and Edison Bell way while the beam removals are carried out. Dates and times for the closures will be shared in advance and a full diversion route will be in place.
About the work in Huntingdon
The work in and around Huntingdon is an important part of the project and will benefit Huntingdon and its residents by reducing noise, air pollution and improving station facilities.
- a new Mill Common link road
- removal of the old A14 viaduct and work around the train station
- a new Views Common link road
- a new Pathfinder link road
Following the opening of the Huntingdon southern bypass in December 2019, we closed the A1307 (old A14) between Godmanchester and Spittals in both directions to allow work to remove the Huntingdon viaduct to proceed.
Non-through traffic, such as HGVs, should access Huntingdon via the Spittals roundabout and the A141. Other drivers can continue to access Huntingdon via Godmanchester as they currently do.
This closure will remain in place until all work in Huntingdon is complete and the new roads are tied in to the existing road network.
To find out more about our work in Huntingdon:
- read our latest leaflet
- read our Huntingdon brochure
- view the event information boards
- read our viaduct removal leaflet
- watch the fly-through video below
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