A14 junction 58 to junction 62 resurfacing works in both directions
Highways England will be carrying out essential resurfacing works, between junctions 58 and 62, in both directions. As part of this work additional maintenance works such as repairs to safety barriers and drainage defects, replacement of road markings and reflective studs, renewing road signs and updating technology assets will also be taking place.
This scheme is essential. By ensuring we fully restore sections of road at the end of their life, we will increase the life expectancy of the road surface at this location and make journeys safer for motorists. Highways England will be using available funding by planning larger schemes which incorporate smaller works, in the hope to deliver more permanent repairs and reduce the need for future emergency repair works. By doing this, we will reduce the amount of times we re-visit specific areas overall, reducing the amount of disruption caused to local communities.
The main aim of this scheme is to deliver a large amount of resurfacing works to this location, which will prevent us from having to return and carry out a large-scale scheme such as this in the future. Due to the duration of the scheme, we are aiming to carry out a large amount of other maintenance works within this closure as to tackle all identified issues in one hit. There are five major resurfacing schemes planned, which add up to a combined duration of twenty four weeks. By increasing the scope of the schemes and combining them, Highways England are striving to reduce the impact to the local community by removing the need for return visits.