A14 junction 36 to 43 maintenance and improvement

We‘re repairing the road and improving the safety of the A14 west of Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds, as well as doing bridge work.

Start date Monday 19 June 2023
End date November 2023

Latest updates

  • 13 November 2023

    Bridge work during November 2023

    We’ll be carrying out essential bridge joint repairs on the A14 west of junction 37.

    We plan to complete this work overnight on Friday 10 November and Saturday 18 November 2023, weather conditions permitting. 

    Closures and diversions

    To carry out the work safely, overnight closures will be needed and whilst the A14 is closed, traffic will be diverted as follows:



    Diversion route 

    A14 eastbound closure between junction 35 and 39. 

    8pm to 4am on Saturday 18 November 2023

    A14 eastbound traffic:

    Traffic will be diverted from the A14 at junction 35, onto the A1303, A1304 and B1506 before re-joining the A14 at junction 39. 

    A11 northbound traffic:

    Traffic will be diverted from the A11 at Six Mile Bottom, onto the A1304 and B1506 before re-joining A14 at junction 38. 

  • 13 October 2023

    Upcoming road closures

    Further road closures are scheduled in autumn as part of our ongoing resurfacing scheme on the A14, which is now scheduled to be completed during October 2023.

    The work involves resurfacing carriageway, replacing road markings, road studs and traffic count loops.

    We'll be working overnight, weather permitting, between 8pm and 6am on weeknights only.

    Check our daily closures page for the latest updated details of planned closures on our roads.

    Road closures


    Date and Time 

    Diversion route 

    Eastbound closed between junction 42 and 43.

    23 – 27 October

    Traffic will be diverted from A14 junction 38 Waterhall to A11, travel northbound towards Elveden to London Road roundabout, take the third exit to return southbound on A11 and take London Road exit. Once on London Road take the first left onto Elveden Road, continue until you reach to A134. Take right onto A134 and travel southbound, remaining on A134 until you reach junction 43 St Saviours Interchange in Bury St Edmunds.

    Eastbound closure

Project information


Our work includes 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 will also install new road signs between junction 42 to 43, and do some essential bridge maintenance work.

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


Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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