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   A14 Road Layout changes - updated    8 December, 2019

The following announcements are from Highways England ...

See also their latest Newsletter here:

Changes over the weekend 13 - 16 December

Next weekend, 13th to 16th December, we will be lifting the 180 ton, 69 meter middle section of the non-motorised user (NMU) bridge into place at Bar Hill. The middle section of the bridge will be wheeled up to the junction via a Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) and then lifted in via two cranes.

To ensure the safe transportation, lift and placement of this section of the bridge, we will be closing the A14 closed eastbound and westbound between Bar Hill J25 (was J29) and Girton J31. This closure will be in place from Friday 13th December 9pm until Monday 16th December 5am.

The local access road between Bar Hill and Oakington roundabout will remain open, as will access to Bar Hill / Longstanton over the new roundabout from B1050 Hattons Rd. The westbound entry slip onto the A14 at Bar Hill will be open but there will be no access to the A14 eastbound.

A summary of diversions and access can be found below

Eastbound traffic

  • Through traffic on A14 will have a signed diversion off the A14 at the new Godmanchester Junction 23 along the A1198 and onto A428.
  • Any local traffic from Huntingdon, Godmanchester, St Ives etc can join the local access road (was the old A14) at Godmanchester and travel as far as Bar Hill, where it will follow the local access road to the Oakington roundabout and Dry Drayton bridge.
  • Local traffic wishing to travel further east on A14 will need to follow diversion at Godmanchester onto the A1198 / A428.
  • Access to Lolworth village will be remain open from the eastbound A14.

Westbound traffic

  • From Milton / Histon on A14 will not be able to use the Girton loop which will be shut and will be diverted along the A428, north on A1198 to re-join the A14 at the new Godmanchester Junction 23
  • From M11. Highways England overhead gantries will advise (providing an incident doesn’t take priority) as far south as Stansted that the A14 is closed between Oakington/Dry Drayton junction 30 and Bar Hill Junction 25.  Traffic will be diverted off M11 at J13 onto the A1303 then A428 and A1198 again to Godmanchester
  • Local traffic will still be able to use the A14 to J30 Dry Drayton exit and then over the bridge to the Oakington Roundabout and along the LAR into Bar Hill / Longstanton (or re-join the A14 WB) as currently.

Changes for weekend of 29 November to 2 December:

Over this weekend works will be taking place on the Local Access Road between Bar Hill and the Oakington Roundabout , as a result the road will be closed from Fri 9pm – Sat 7pm & Sun 6am – Mon 5am.

The B1050 Hattons Road and Bar Hill junction roundabout will remain open, with entry and exit access to the A14 Eastbound and entry access to A14 westbound still available at the Bar Hill junction.

There will be no access to Bar Hill / Longstanton from the J30 Dry Drayton exit slip, and any westbound traffic coming from A14 Histon / Milton or the M11 will need to go to Swavesey junction and then return on the eastbound carriageway  to the Bar Hill exit.

Changes from 26 November:

Highways England have informed us:

Overnight on Monday 25 November, ready for Tuesday 26 November morning, we will be making changes at the Bar Hill and Oakington junctions. We will open the new eastbound exit slip to Bar Hill J29 (green line below) which will take drivers from the A14 onto the new Bar Hill roundabout.

At the same time the current eastbound exit slip to Bar Hill just after Lolworth bridge will close and eastbound traffic exiting will no longer need to come along the long exit slip and turn left up the loop round to Bar Hill  (red crosses below)

The eastbound Bar Hill entry slip off the roundabout will join as the lane gain rather than merging into the existing lane one as it does at the moment.

This means we can then close the Oakington J30 eastbound entry slip.

Changes from 11 November:

We have been advised of further changes to the A14 for access to Oakington and Cambridge, as well as Bar Hill, Longstanton, Northstowe and beyond.  Highways England have informed us:

On Thursday 7 November, the second of the new bridges at Bar Hill will open, meaning the new roundabout at Bar Hill will be fully operational.

From 5am on Monday 11 November, the following changes will be in place:

  • The local road between Bar Hill and Oakington will become two-way
  • A14 westbound entry slip at Dry Drayton (junction 30) closes
  • A14 westbound exit slip at Bar Hill (junction 29) closes, until January 2020
  • A14 eastbound entry slip at Oakington (junction 30) closes
  • A14 eastbound entry slip at Bar Hill (junction 29) will open from new roundabout

These changes, and the new layout, can be viewed on the enclosed map.

How will this affect your journey?

For travel on the westbound A14:

  • If you’re travelling to Dry Drayton, Oakington, Bar Hill, Longstanton and Northstowe, you’ll exit the A14 at junction 30 (Dry Drayton). Those travelling to Bar Hill, Longstanton and Northstowe will cross the A14 on Dry Drayton bridge, turn left at the roundabout and then continue west along the new two-way local road towards junction 29 (Bar Hill), where you’ll turn right towards B1050 Hattons Road to continue to your destination. (Note the Bar Hill exit slip should re-open in January 2020).
  • If you wish to access the westbound A14 from Oakington and Dry Drayton you can either travel west along the new two-way local road to junction 29 (Bar Hill) and join from there, or travel east along the local road past the Crematorium and join the westbound A14 via the Girton entry slip.


For travel on the eastbound A14:

  • If you wish to join the eastbound A14 from Oakington and Dry Drayton, travel west along the local road, then turn right towards B1050 Hattons Road to join the eastbound A14 via the new entry slip road from junction 29 (Bar Hill).
  • If you wish to join the eastbound A14 from Bar Hill, Longstanton and Northstowe, you’ll be able to use the new entry slip road from junction 29 (Bar Hill).

Want to know more?

We’ll be at Tesco Bar Hill on Tuesday 5 November from 3pm to 7pm.
Alternatively, please get in touch on 0800 270 0114 or email us at A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk.
Thank you for your continued patience while we carry out this important work to improve your junction.

Yours faithfully
Mark Berg
A14 IDT Project Director

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