A47 Guyhirn junction

This is a scheme to improve the Guyhirn junction.

Region:  East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  Up to ¬£25 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2022
Programme:  A47 corridor improvement programme

Progress report

We are reviewing plans with our delivery partner for the A47/A141 Guyhirn junction scheme as part of the development stage of the scheme.

What's next?

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

Timeline

Date Event
2021 Start of works
2022 Open for traffic

The need for the scheme

This scheme is needed as the A47/A141 Guyhirn junction experiences heavy congestion during peak hours. The current issues with this junction are the roundabout capacity, the lack of lane space and poor visibility on the roads as drivers approach the roundabout. The capacity issue will be further exacerbated by 2031 due to proposed future developments in the area.

Significant growth in traffic demand is expected along the A47 corridor due to employment and residential growth, especially adjacent to the corridor and beyond the Fenland District in which Guyhirn is located.

Aims

The aims and objectives of the proposed A47/A141 Guyhirn junction improvements are to:

  • support and facilitate planned and future development growth and to upgrade the junction to one that is safe to operate
  • increase capacity at the junctions and improve traffic flow
  • reduce collisions and injuries at the junction, contributing to our target to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our network by 40%
  • reduce delays and improve journey time reliability, making movements at the junction more free-flowing and making journey times more reliable
  • improve connectivity for local people living and working near the scheme and improve amenities for cyclists and pedestrians

The scheme in detail

The single option proposed for the Guyhirn junction aims to increase the size of the roundabout with widening of the existing carriageway on the River Nene Bridge to accommodate an additional lane of traffic.

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A1139 and the A141 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:00 on 23 January 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:42 pm
Location : The A47 westbound between the junctions with the A141 and the A1139 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2020 to 05:00 on 23 January 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:42 pm

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