A47 Guyhirn junction

We’re improving the A47 Guyhirn junction by increasing the size of the roundabout to ease congestion and cope with increasing traffic levels.

Start date January - March 2021
End date 2022-23
Cost Up to £25 million

Latest updates

  • 12 October 2020

    Surveys have been completed

    Survey work has now been completed. We are making preparations to start construction work in early 2021.

  • 28 January 2020

    Ground investigations and surveys

    We will be undertaking ground investigations and survey works around the Guyhirn junction in February and March 2020 lasting for five to six weeks.

    We aim to minimise the impact on the nearby community and environment during these important investigations, but there will be some drilling which may be noisy for those living nearby. Where possible works will be carried out during the day but as we have restricted access to the area directly adjacent to the A47, it will be necessary for us to carry out some works overnight.

    Please be aware that this may increase journey times through this route.

    The survey results will be used in the further development of our design to improve this junction.

    Public information events will take place once the scheme design has been developed further.

Project information


The current A47/A141 Guyhirn junction experiences heavy congestion during peak hours due to the lack of lane space and poor visibility on the roads as drivers approach the roundabout. The current lack of capacity will be made worse by 2031 due to proposed employment and housing developments in the area.

Our proposal for the Guyhirn junction aims to increase the size of the roundabout by widening the existing carriageway on the River Nene Bridge to accommodate an additional lane of traffic.

With this scheme, we’re aiming to:
• improve safety and reduce collisions
• support future employment and housing developments
• increase capacity at the junctions and improve traffic flow
• reduce delays and make journey times more reliable
• improve connectivity for local people living and working near the scheme
• improve amenities for cyclists and pedestrians

A47 Guyhirn junction improvement - 13 March 2017 to 21 April 2017


Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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