A47 Guyhirn junction

This is a scheme to improve the Guyhirn junction.

Region:  East
Start date:  2020/21
Cost:  Up to ¬£25 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  A47 corridor improvement programme

Progress report

Plans for the A47/A141 Guyhirn junction scheme are progressing following the Preferred Route Announcement after consultation with the public in August 2017.

The single option proposed for the Guyhirn junction aims to increase the size of the roundabout and create three lanes on all approaches to the junction. It also aims to widen the existing carriageway on the River Nene Bridge to accommodate an additional lane of traffic.

To date we have worked with local representatives to ensure that local knowledge and community feedback can be fed into the extensive design process.

What's next?

Dates for a consultation on this scheme will be announced later in the year.

Timeline

Date Event
2020/21 Start of works
2021 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 junction improvement scheme will increase the size of the roundabout, create three lanes on all approaches, and widen the existing carriageway on the River Nene bridge to accommodate an additional lane of traffic.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A141 and the A1101 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 5:01 am
Location : The A47 westbound between the junctions with the A1101 and the A141 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2019 to 7 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 5:00 am
Location : The A47 eastbound between the A16 and the junction with the A141 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 November 2019 to 06:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A1139 and the A141 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A1139 and the A141 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A1139 and the A141 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A1139 and the A141 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 westbound between the junctions with the A141 and the A1139 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 westbound between the A141 and the junction with the A1139 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 westbound between the A141 and the junction with the A1139 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 30 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:13 pm
Location : The A47 westbound between the junctions with the A1101 and the A141 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 26 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A141 and the A1101 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 26 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A47 westbound between the junctions with the A1101 and the A141 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A141 and the A1101 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am

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