A14 Planned Closures IMPORTANT

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

Construction work on the new A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme is underway.  We are currently carrying out a variety of tasks for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures.

For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures

Monday 4 June – Friday 8 (five nights)

  • A1 northbound between Buckden and Alconbury

A signed diversion will be in place; Vehicles will travel east on the A428, north on the A1198, west on the A14 and then north on the A14 link road to re-join the A1

  • A1 southbound Alconbury to Buckden

A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will be diverted south on the A14 link road, then east on the A14, south on the A1198 and west on the A428 to re-join the A1

  • A14 eastbound between junctions 32 and 34

Motorway traffic will travel south on the M11, east on A505 and north on A11 to re-join the A14. Non motorway traffic will be diverted on local roads through Cambridge.

  • A14 westbound junction 29 exit and entry slips

Drivers wishing to access Bar Hill or Longstanton from Cambridge will need to travel west to Swavesey junction 28 where they will exit the A14, cross back over the A14 and re-join the A14 eastbound

Drivers wishing to travel from Bar Hill towards Huntingdon will need to join the eastbound A14 and travel to Dry Drayton junction 30, cross back over the A14 using the bridge and re-join the A14 westbound

Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 (two nights)

  • A14 eastbound Ellington junction 20 to Brampton Hut junction 21

A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will travel east on the A605 then south on the A1(M) to the A605 to re-join the A14 at junction 22.

Non motorway traffic will be diverted east at Wooley Hill, then north on Ellington Road and Wooley Road to re-join the A14.

  • A14 eastbound between junctions 26 and 28

Strategic traffic will be diverted south on the A1198, then east on the A428 to re-join the A14

Wednesday 6th (one night)

  • A14 westbound between junctions 28 and 27

Strategic traffic will be diverted west on the A428, north on the A1198 to re-join the A14 at junction 24

Access for local traffic will be maintained between the hard closure and the strategic diversion

  • A14 eastbound between junctions 27 and 28

Strategic traffic will be diverted south on the A1198, then east on the A428 to re-join the A14.

Access for local traffic will be maintained between the hard closure and the strategic diversion

Thursday 7 – Friday 8 (two nights)

  • A14 westbound Brampton Hut junction 21 to Ellington junction 20

A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will follow the A14 link road at junction 23 to travel north on the A1(M) , travel west on the A605 to re-join the A14 at junction 13

Non motorway traffic west at Wooley Road, south on Ellington Road and west at Wooley Hill to re-join the A14

  • A14 westbound between junctions 31 and 27

Drivers will be diverted west on the A428, north on the A1198 to re-join the A14 at junction 24

  • A1307 outbound from Castle Street Cambridge to A14.

A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will be diverted north on the A1049 Histon Road to junction 32 of the A14

Saturday 9 (one night)

  • A1 northbound Buckden to Brampton Hut

A signed diversion will be place. Vehicles will be diverted east on the A428, north on the A1198 and west on the A14 to re-join the A1 at Brampton Hut

lane closures

Monday 4 to Saturday 9 (six nights)

  • A1 northbound Little Paxton to Buckden, lane 2 closed

Monday 4 to Friday 8 (five nights)

  • A1 southbound between junction 15 and junction 14, lanes 4,3 and 2 closed
  • A14 eastbound between junction 31 and junction 32, lanes 2 and 3 closed

Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 (three nights)

  • A14 eastbound between junction 19 and junction 20, lane 2 closed
  • A14 westbound between junction 31 and junction 29, lane 1 closed

Monday 4 (one night)

  • A14 eastbound between junction 28 and junction 28, lane 2 closed

Tuesday 5 (one night)

  • A14 eastbound between junction 24 and junction 26, lane 2 closed

Wednesday 6 (one night)

  • A14 eastbound between junction 26 and junction 27, lane 2 closed
  • A14 westbound between junction 29 and junction 28, lane 2 closed

Thursday 7 to Friday 8 (two nights)

  • A14 westbound between junction 22 and junction 21, lane 1 closed
  • M11 northbound between junction 13 and junction 14, lane 2 closed

 


 

Please find attached a list of road closures taking place this week in relation to the new A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme. A14(M) northbound Major Maintenance letter. 

For your information, please also find attached details of works being carried out at Alconbury interchange. Please note that these works are not part of our scheme.

Section 1 & 2:
Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

Jon Lewell jon.lewell@thea14.com

Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey

Jade Pettitjade.pettit@thea14.com

Section 4 & 5: Swavesey to Milton

Bob Pettipherbob.pettipher@thea14.com

A14 helpline 0800 270 0114 – This will be answered by a team member during site hours 8am – 5pm and messages can be left at other times. Further updates as the scheme progresses can be found on our website.

 

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A14 Road Closures – 27th and 28th April (more details below)

We have full closures of the A14 for the two evenings of Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April, from 9pm to 6am each night. The full closures are necessary so we can launch a temporary Bailey Bridge across the A14 between Dry Drayton and Girton, so material can be moved from one side of the A14 to the other without using the road network.

The signed diversion route for strategic traffic will be as follows. Eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A14 at junction 24, south on the A1198 and then east along the A428 to Girton Interchange. Westbound will follow that route in reverse.

Local traffic will still be able to travel east along the A14 to access all exit points to and including Dry Drayton. However, local traffic wishing to travel from Girton Interchange west will not be able to get through, so must either use known local routes or use the signed diversion, and then re-join the A14 eastbound after the A1198.

We have deliberately timed these closers to co-inside with the weekend when traffic flow is lower, so hope the risk of HGV vehicles using unsuitable routes will be avoided. The Police will be supporting our closures with physical presence to try to dissuade drivers from using unsuitable routes.

Police Commissioner marks National Stalking Awareness Week

pccPolice and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is today (16th April) marking National Stalking Awareness Week 2018 by reminding members of the public that victims of stalking and harassment in Cambridgeshire are set to get an enhanced offer of support following an innovative partnership with national stalking charity Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

The move, announced on 21st March, will see the charity, who run the National Stalking Helpline, provide specialist training for a new post holder in Cambridgeshire’s Victim and Witness Hub who will provide dedicated support to victims of stalking and harassment.

The new support worker, known as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) will get hands on experience working alongside staff at the London-based National Stalking Helpline before providing the service locally. The knowledge and experience they gain will enable them to better support and keep safe any Cambridgeshire victims seeking emotional and practical support.  The post is being recruited on the Commissioner’s behalf by Cambridgeshire County Council and will also be supported by the existing team of experienced IDVAs. The initiative will also help officers and staff understand the complexities of stalking and harassment, the experience of a victim and how to address risk and create effective safety planning. This will be delivered through a series of events for officers and local victim support service providers.

Under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, stalking and harassment is both a criminal offence and a civil action. It is illegal for a person to pursue a course of conduct which they know, or ought to know amounts to stalking. A course of conduct means two or more incidents which cause alarm, distress or fear of violence.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust was founded by Diana and Paul Lamplugh in 1986 following the disappearance and later presumed murder of their daughter Suzy.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust receives calls nationwide from victims of stalking and harassment. To date, the National Stalking Helpline has responded to over 23,000 calls and emails. Through advice and advocacy, their stalking specialists make a real difference to the lives of victims.

This initiative is all part of Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite’s commitment to enable victims of crime to access appropriate support.

“Stalking is a very serious problem which can have a devastating effect on victims. Long term effects can include depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, paranoia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“By working in partnership with the national experts in stalking and harassment, I can ensure that support is in place for local victims when and where they need it. Any learning gathered from this will be shared with colleagues involved in providing relevant support services.” Rachel Griffin, Chief Executive of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust said “The collaboration between our charity and the Police and Crime Commissioner is an exciting development that going forward will enable victims to receive improved support from police. It is encouraging that the Constabulary see the invaluable insight that our service can deliver to improve police response to stalking and harassment. We hope that more police forces follow their lead and work with us.”

The charity will also be sharing their knowledge and expertise on stalking and harassment at an event being held at police headquarters in July. Details will be posted on the Police Commissioner’s website in due course.

The advert for the new post in the Victim and Witness Hub, based at Copse Court in Peterborough, will be advertised on the Cambridgeshire County Council website over the coming weeks: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/jobs-&-volunteering/. The IDVA will be part of the wider Domestic Abuse Team employed and managed by the County Council.

Jobs & volunteering – Residents

www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Jobs & volunteering. Becoming a registered childminder view more; Careers in childcare including childcare job vacancies; Volunteering view more; Meet our volunteers view more; Adult learning & skills view more

Calls to the National Stalking Helpline, 0808 802 0300, are free from all landline telephones and also from mobiles using the O2, Orange, T Mobile, Three (3), Virgin, and Vodafone networks.

 

Home Office announce approval for Police and Crime Commissioner to take over responsibility for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

 The Home Office have today (26 March 2018) given the go-ahead for Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, to take on responsibility for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority. He will now become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

The decision made today follows a year long process that involved the production of a business case which underwent a thorough consultation last summer.  The business case was formally submitted to the Home Office in October 2017.  It was then independently assessed by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CiPFA) in December 2017. 

Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd said: “It’s great to see Police and Crime Commissioners identifying opportunities to drive greater collaboration between police and fire – there is a real opportunity to improve the services provided to local people. The proposals will encourage joint working, sharing of best practice and innovative thinking.  

“Having a directly accountable leader overseeing both policing and fire will also help maximise available resources and drive transformation across both services. I look forward to seeing the benefits this will bring to the local areas.”

Commenting on the announcement, Jason said: “Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service do a vital job saving lives both through their prevention work, tackling fires and through their many other important roles. The changes announced today will focus on how the fire service is governed and I look forward to working with the Fire Authority to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

The exact date for transfer of responsibilities has yet to be agreed.