Demolition of bridge on Britain’s biggest roads project finishes 24 hours early
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24 June 2019
Work to demolish a bridge, the next stage of providing an improved junction in Britain’s biggest roads project, has been completed 24 hours early.
The bridge, at Bar Hill in Cambridgeshire, was demolished in order to provide an improved junction as part of the £1.5 billion Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade. The A14 was closed this weekend between Swavesey and Bar Hill and was due to open at 5am on Monday, though successful working by the team has seen the road reopen at around 5am Sunday morning instead.
Main construction to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon is progressing well and reached the half way mark in November 2018. The project will add capacity, boost the local and national economy and cut up to 20 minutes off drivers’ journeys.
Fourteen new bridges have opened to traffic since work started, and construction is well underway on 20 more. The 750m long River Great Ouse Viaduct, with its 6,000-tonne steel structure, is now complete.
You can get full details on the work to remove the bridges and improve this junction, plus all the latest information about the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme and to sign up to email updates, at www.highways.gov.uk/A14C2H. People can also follow @A14C2H on Twitter and like the scheme Facebook page at www.facebook.com/A14C2H/.