A14 Cambridge to Newmarket maintenance

We'll be doing maintenance work on the A14 between Cambridge junction 35 (Stow Cum Quy) and Newmarket junction 36 (Nine Mile Hill) starting in February 2024. Previously, from June to November 2023, we repaired the road and improved the safety of the A14 west of Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds, between junctions 36 to 43, and did bridge work in Newmarket.

Start date February 2024
End date Summer 2024
Cost

Latest updates

  • 01 March 2024

    Emergency overnight road closure on A14 junction 37 to 38 eastbound

    Drivers are being advised of a full overnight closure on the eastbound carriageway A14 tonight near Newmarket as a result of ongoing flooding.

    We have been continually working on the A14 Eastbound between junction 37 (Newmarket) and junction 38 (Red Lodge), due to flooding resulting in a full eastbound road closure.  
     
    Efforts to clear the flooding are ongoing: at one point overnight there were 11 tankers on the scene working to remove the water.

    However, excessively high ground water levels which are not naturally draining away, combined with the recent heavy rain, have contribute to a challenging situation. 
     
    Up until this morning (Friday), we estimate we've removed more than 7 million litres of standing water on the road, equivalent to nearly three Olympic-size swimming pools. 

    The Eastbound carriageway on the A14 will be closed tonight (9pm to 5am). This will allow work to further work to reduce the flooding, carrying out investigative work and assessing the condition of the carriageway. 

    We apologise for the inconvenience caused to local communities. We urge drivers to avoid the area, if possible.

  • 29 February 2024

    Emergency lane closures on A14 junction 37 at Newmarket, and junction 39 at Kentford.

    Emergency lane closures are currently in place due to flooding on A14. The A14 eastbound between junction 37 near Newmarket, and junction 39 near Kentford is closed except for lane 3.

    The westbound carriageway has one lane closed between junction 37 and junction 38 with sandbags on the road.

    Our team has been at the scene since last week trying to clear the road of flood water.

    We have worked hard to get one land eastbound reopened. With the forecast of more heavy rain coming, we may have to close it again at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

    We are continuing to work with Anglian Water to find the source of the flooding which is also affecting other roads in the area as part of a widespread issue.

    Until these investigations have been done, we are unable to confirm when the road will return to normal.

    We appreciate that this is a very busy stretch of road and we are currently working 24 hours a day to find the problem.

    We advise drivers to plan ahead if they are travelling on the A14, with delays of up to 90 minutes.

    An official diversion has been put in place with drivers told to exit the A14 eastbound at junction 37 and join the A142 into Newmarket.

    At the clock tower, turn left and follow the A1304 to the junction with the B1506.

    At the junction, turn right and follow the B1506 through Kentford to re-join the A14 eastbound at J39 at Kentford.

    Our planned work between junctions 35 and 36 is not affected by the emergency flood work.

  • 15 February 2024

    A14 junction 35 to 36 resurfacing, from February to summer 2024

    We're doing maintenance and improvement work on the A14 between junction 35 (Stow Cum Quy) and junction 36 (Nine Mile Hill).

    The work will include resurfacing, refreshing the painted road markings, road studs (cat's eyes) and other signs.

    We'll be working from Monday 19 February 2024, for approximately 5 months mainly on weeknights but with some Saturday nights. we'll be working overnight between 8pm to either 5am or 6am, weather permitting.

    Closures and diversions

    To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the A14 between either junction 33 or 35 (dependent on where we are diverting traffic) on the following dates:

    Phase 1 – Monday 19 February to Friday 15 March weeknights (8pm to 5am):

    Eastbound closure between junction 35 (Stow Cum Quy) and junction 36 (A11 / A14 merge).

    Traffic wishing to use the A14, will be diverted off at junction 35 (Stow Cum Quy) onto the A1303, A1304 to join the A11 at junction 38 or to join the A14 via the B1506 at junction 39. 

    A14 Eastbound diversion (Newmarket): 

    Phase 2 - Monday 18 March to end of April weeknights (8pm to 6am)

    Eastbound closure between junction 33 (Milton Interchange) and junction 36 (A11 / A14 merge) 

    Traffic will be diverted off the A14 at junction 33 onto the A10 to Ely and A142 to re-join the A14 at junction 37. 

    A14 Eastbound diversion (Ely):

    Phase 3 – Late April to Tuesday 7 May weeknights (8pm to 6am), including Saturday nights. 

    Westbound closure between junction 37 (A11/A14 merge) and 35 (Stow Cum Quy) -

    Traffic will be diverted via the A142 to Ely and A10 to re-join the A14 at junction 33 (Milton Interchange). 

    A14 Westbound diversion:

    Westbound closure between junction 36 (A11/A14 merge) and 35 (Stow Cum Quy). 

    Traffic will be diverted onto the A11, A505 and M11 northbound or the M11 southbound and continue their journey. (A14 Westbound diversion)

  • 17 January 2024

    Come meet the team

    We'll be attending the Newmarket Saturday Market on Saturday 3 February 2024 from 9am to 2pm.

    Come down and meet our team and to ask about our work in the local area.

  • 15 December 2023

    Maintenance between junctions 35 (Stow Cum Quy) and 36 (Nine Mile Hill)

    The A14 has deteriorated between Cambridge junctions 35 (Stow Cum Quy) and Newmarket junction 36 (Nine Mile Hill).

    We will be resurfacing this section in both directions from mid-February 2024 for approximately 5 months.

    Please re-visit this page for further updates in early 2024.

Project information

Overview

We are doing maintenance work on the A14 between Cambridge junction 35 (Stow Cum Quy) and Newmarket junction 36 (Nine Mile Hill) starting in February 2024.

Previously, during June to November 2023, we repaired the road and improve the safety of the A14 west of Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds, between junctions 36 to 43, as well as bridge work in Newmarket.

Our 2023 work included refreshing the road markings and road studs (cats' eyes) between junction 36 and 43 and resurfacing between junction 42 to 43 at Bury St Edmunds. We also installed new road signs between junction 42 to 43, and dis some essential bridge maintenance work in Newmarket.

This work will ensure the A14 continues to remain in a safe and serviceable condition in these areas.

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