A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon - finishing works

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon - finishing works

Project information

Huntingdon railway station improvements and viaduct dismantling

Plans for the area around Huntingdon railway station and the demolition of the viaduct are being revealed as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme enters its final stage.

The plans will transform Huntingdon station into a transport hub for the town, featuring a new car park for train users, better access for buses, improved footpaths and enhancements to the environment including significant tree planting.

As well as the construction of a brand-new ground level car park on the east side of the station, we will also add an extra level to the car park on the west side to replace all the parking spaces lost to the new road configuration.

The improvements to the railway station car park will follow on from the opening of a new link road connecting the A1307 at Views Common with Hinchingbrooke Park Road last month. The stretch of road, which is just under a mile long, runs alongside the Police and Fire Headquarters, and will help reduce congestion in Huntingdon town centre and on the ring road by providing better access to major roads such as the A141, A1 and A14.   

The work to the station will follow the dismantling and demolition of the final sections of the old A14 viaduct which ran over the East Coast mainline railway. started in October 2021. The 12,000-tonne structure has been out of use since the new bypass on the A14 linking Cambridge and Huntingdon opened back in December 2019.

Once the final sections of the viaduct have been removed, we can begin work on the improvements to the railway station car park and surrounding areas. Thousands of people use the station every day. The plans will improve passenger experience at Huntingdon station through improved car parking, better access for buses and giving a new lease of life to the area.

Closure dates

Work to remove the final sections of the viaduct will take place over the two months. Work is being done on two weekends to move the southern section away from the East Coast Main Line. It’ll then take seven weeks to lower the southern section to ground level, before demolishing it and clear the arisings.

The equipment used to remove the southern section will then be transferred to the north, with work beginning to remove it away from the East Coast Main Line taking two weekends, followed by the same seven-week process to lower it, demolish and clear the area.

The construction of the Mill Common Link Road is dependent on completing the viaduct removal. However, we are carrying out as much work as possible whilst the viaduct is removed to minimise the time needed to connect the road with the Edison Bell Way / Brampton Road junction.

From: December 9, 2019   To: March 31, 2022

The old A14 between Godmanchester and Spittals will be closed on 9 December when the new Huntingdon southern bypass opens. This closure will remain in place for viaduct removal and will join into new link roads in Huntingdon once all works completed by early 2022.

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