East - Road maintenance work

Road maintenance work taking place in the East region.

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The A1 near Stibbington requires various maintenance works to improve the overall condition of the network.

A1 Stibbington: upcoming works and closures

Work to replace the safety barrier on the southbound carriageway and the renewal of the brick retaining wall alongside the Old Great North Road, Stibbington started on Friday 25 February and will take place over approximately six months.

Work was originally expected to begin on Friday 18 February but due to the effects of Storm Eunice, we were unable to begin here.

So far, we have successfully removed two trees adjacent to Stibbington Centre. These will be replaced in the Autumn when conditions are best for trees to mature. We will be planting a suitable, non-invasive species at a safe distance from the new retaining wall and the A1.

We will need to close the A1 southbound between Wansford and Stibbington (at Stibbington Diner Lorry Park) for the following weekends to ensure safety and to carry out essential works within narrow lanes.

  • Friday 11 March, 8pm to Monday 14 March, 6am
  • Friday 18 March, 8pm to Monday 21 March, 6am
  • Friday 25 March, 8pm to Monday 28 March, 6am

During these periods, residents will need to access Stibbington via New Lane.

Outside of these weekend closures, work will predominately take place during daytime hours (7.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). Narrow lanes will remain in place on the A1 southbound for the duration of the work for safety reasons.

Overview

These works on the A1 near Stibbington, safety barrier replacement, tree replacement and retaining wall renewal.

Both the barrier and the retaining wall have reached the end of their usable life and need to be renewed to meet new standards and ensure the safety of users of the A1, as well as users and residents of Old Great North Road.

Some of these works are already underway and will continue under various phases, running until approximately August 2022. We will be utilising any closures by carrying out as much work as possible, preventing the need for further closures in the near future.

Benefits

Both the barrier and the retaining wall have reached the end of their usable life and need to be renewed to meet new standards and ensure the safety of users of the A1, as well as users and residents of Old Great North Road.

Some of these works are already underway and will continue under various phases, running until approximately August 2022. We will be utilising any closures by carrying out as much work as possible, preventing the need for further closures in the near future.

Diversion route and access

Strategic traffic

Strategic traffic will be diverted from the A1 southbound at Wansford and directed to follow A47, A1260 Nene Parkway, A1139 Fletton Parkway, before re-joining the A1(M) southbound at junction 17, Fletton Parkway interchange. This diversion is shown in the map below.

Diversion map for A1 Stibbington, safety barrier replacement and retaining wall renewal. A47, A1260 Nene Parkway, A1139 Fletton Parkway, before re-joining the A1(M) southbound at junction 17, Fletton Parkway interchange

Local access to Stibbington

Traffic wishing to use the Church Lane exit slip road will be diverted to use the Stibbington Lorry Park exit slip, as shown in the below diagram, for the duration of the project.

Traffic management will be required along sections of Old Great North Road during active working periods. Residents living within any traffic management areas will always be granted access and egress. These areas will be gated and manned for public and workforce safety.

If you would like to be kept up to date with further works information please email and register your contact details with the scheme Public Liaison Officer, Hannah Plews: hannah.plews@eurovia.co.uk

We’ll be carrying out work to renew the lighting on the A1(M) junction 10 northbound and southbound exit slip roads. Once complete, drivers will benefit from improved lighting at the junction.

• A1(M) northbound exit slip closure - Monday 28 February to Saturday 2 April, 9pm to 6am
Traffic travelling north will be diverted to A6001 Biggleswade South Roundabout and return southbound to Junction 10.

• A1(M) northbound entry slip closure - Monday 4 April to Saturday 23 April, 9pm to 6am
Traffic will be diverted south to junction 9 and return northbound proceeding past junction 10

• A1(M) southbound entry slip closure - Monday 25 April to Wednesday 18 May, 9pm to 6am
Traffic travelling south will be diverted north to A6001 Biggleswade South Roundabout and return southbound on the A1(M).

• A1(M) southbound exit slip closure - Wednesday 18 May to Wednesday 22 June, 9pm to 6am.
Traffic will be diverted south to junction 9 and return northbound to exit at junction 10.

We’ll be carrying out a range of works, on the A12, between junction 25 and junction 31. These works will be undertaken in various phases, running until September 2022.

Overview

These works include barrier replacement, drainage renewal, resurfacing, road studs, road lining placement and other safety improvements. The work is essential, will contribute to the life expectancy of the road and make journeys safer for road users. 

We will be using these closures to carry out as much work as possible, which will prevent the need for further closures, in the near future.

Benefits

  • The safety barrier upgrade will improve and prevent cross over incidents.
  • The resurfacing work will improve the safety of the road surface, as well as renewing road markings and road studs.
  • The new drainage system will prevent flooding issues and emergency lane closures.

In order to carry out the work safely the following road closures will be in place.

Diversions and closures 1

Location

Dates

Diversions

A12 junction 31 to 29 (southbound)

Monday 4 April to Friday 8 April​

Friday 8 July to Friday 15 July​

Thursday 21 July to Thursday 25 August

Southbound traffic will be diverted from the A14 to junction 56, A137, A1232 and the A120 Crown Interchange before joining the A12.

A12 junction 29 to 31
(northbound)

Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April

Tuesday 26 April to Friday 8 July

Wednesday 15 July to Thursday 21 July

Thursday 25 August to Friday 2 September

Northbound traffic will be diverted off A12 at junction 29 to A120 Crown Interchange, A1232 and A137 before joining the A14 at junction 56.

 

A12 junction 29 to 31 (northbound and southbound)

Tuesday 19 April to Tuesday 26 April

Northbound traffic will be diverted off A12 at junction 29 to A120 Crown Interchange, A1232 and A137 before joining the A14 at junction 56.

Southbound traffic will be diverted from the A14 to junction 56, A137, A1232 and the A120 Crown Interchange before joining the A12.

Diversion map 1

Diversions and closures 2

Location

Dates

Diversions

A12 junction 26 / 27 to 29
(southbound)

Tuesday 19 April to Saturday 23 April

Saturday 7 May to Wednesday 18 May

Friday 19 August to Friday 2 September

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A12 at junction 29 onto Ipswich Road, Cowdray Avenue, Colne Bank Avenue and Cymbeline Way to re-join the A12 at junction 26/27. 

A12 junction 26 / 27 to 29 (northbound)

Wednesday 18 May to Friday 19 August

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the A12 at junction 26/27 onto Cymbeline Way, Colne Bank Avenue, Cowdray Avenue and Ipswich Road to re-join the A12 at junction 29.

A12 junction 28 to 29 (southbound)

Monday 20 June to Tuesday 19 July

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A12 at junction 29 onto Ipswich Road, Cowdray Avenue, Colne Bank Avenue and Cymbeline Way to re-join the A12 at junction 27. 

Diversion map 2

Diversions and closures 3

Location

Dates

Diversions

A120 Marks Tey Interchange footway
(eastbound)

Tuesday 19 April to Friday 29 April

Please note: Pedestrian diversion route will be in place and an escort will be provided for the bus services.

A120 Marks Tey Interchange footway
(westbound)

Tuesday 19 April to Thursday 21 April
Tuesday 26 April to Friday 6 May

Please note: Pedestrian diversion route will be in place and an escort will be provided for the bus services.

 

Diversion map 3

Diversions and closures 4

Location

Dates

Diversions

A120 Marks Tey Interchange
(eastbound)

Monday 9 May to Monday 25 May

Eastbound traffic will be diverted to the A120, A131 and A12 towards junction 26.

Diversion map 4

Diversions and closures 5

Location

Dates

Diversions

A120 Marks Tey Interchange
(westbound)

Monday 19 April to Friday 6 May

Westbound traffic will continue onto the B1408 / London Road onto the A12, turning around at junction 24 before exiting the A12 at junction 25.

Diversion map 5

 

Overview

Since December 2021, we have been working to carry out essential barrier and drainage replacement work on the A14 between junctions 50 (Stowmarket) and 52 (Claydon). Work began on Tuesday 7 December and will continue until Friday 18 March 2022.

These works are part of future investment to upgrade and improve road conditions and driving experience, ensuring the safety of road users of the A14 and other routes in East Anglia.

Please see below information about the history of the scheme, changes we have made to reduce the impact on local residents, plus a look at what works will happen in future.

What works have been completed?

The safety critical drainage repairs were completed before Christmas. The road will now be able to better disperse surface water and be less prone to flooding.

What works are still to come?

We are midway through a vast replacement of the safety barriers between junctions 50 and 52. These current works will pause on 19 March, to allow for concrete survey work on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds.

Once these surveys are completed, we will return to the area to finalise the barrier repairs on the westbound carriageway between junctions 50 and 51, in summer 2022.

Where are you closing the A14 and diverting traffic?

Whilst the A14 is closed, drivers will be diverted off the A14 between junction 50 and 52 via the B1113 as detailed below:

  • Full closure of the A14 westbound between junctions 50 and 52 to facilitate the repair and installation of new barriers – Started Monday 24 January and will continue until Friday 11 March.
  • Full closure of the A14 eastbound between junctions 50 and 52 to facilitate the removal of temporary barriers and narrow lanes – Monday 14 March to Friday 18 March.

There is also a speed restriction of 40mph on the A14 during the day. At night, a lane 2 closure will be in place on the opposite carriageway to our work for the remainder of the project.

A14 Junctions 50 to 52 closure and diversion route

Introduction of additional measures to assist in deterring speeding along diversion route

We understand the impacts this diversion route has on locals. To help mitigate the traffic on the B113 we have put the following measures in place:

  • Introduction of additional speed camera van along the B1113 – there are now two speed camera vans that will be in place until works finish in March
  • Additional signage – we have installed additional signage in various areas along the B1113 encouraging drivers to stay within the speed limit and be mindful of local residents
When you return to complete the works in the summer, what diversion route will you use?

As these works are taking place between junctions 50 and 51, we will need to use a viable diversion route. We will work with Suffolk Highways in deciding a diversion route, accounting for issues such as other works in the area, road suitability and safety.

Why did you change the original diversion route for the works?

We originally planned to divert traffic eastbound off the A14 at junction 50 onto the A1120 and A140 to re-join the A14 at junction 51. Just as we planned to start our works, Anglian Water informed us of immediate emergency repairs near Stowmarket and diverted traffic along this same route.

To minimise the overall disruption in the area, we were forced to move our diversion route and use the B1113, as the drainage repairs were safety critical and needed to be completed prior to Christmas.

Why have you used the B1113 as a diversion route?

When the A14 is closed between junctions 51 and 52, traffic must be diverted as there is no option to keep traffic on the A14 alongside our works. This is due to the type of machinery needed on site and the size of the safe working zone required.

As a result of this, we have had to divert via the B1113 as it is the most viable route.

We are carrying out work to replace the street lighting on the A47 west of Guyhirn roundabout.

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the A47 overnight in both directions between the Thorney/B1167 and Guyhirn roundabouts on the following dates:

• Thursday 19 May
• Wednesday 25 May and Thursday 26 May
• Tuesday 7 June
• Friday 24 June
• Monday 27 June until Wednesday 29 June

When the A47 is closed between Thorney and Guyhirn, eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A15, A1139, A605 and A141 to re-join the A47 at Guyhirn roundabout. Westbound traffic will follow the same diversion but in reverse.

Traffic will still be able to access the A47 between Thorney roundabout and Peterborough whilst these closures are in place.

A47 Trowse Newton to Acle drainage repair and replacement work

We are closing the A47 so that we can carry out drainage replacement and repair work between Trowse Newton and Acle. Once complete, the road will be able to better disperse surface water and will be less prone to flooding.

We have now completed all the drainage works, and are now moving on to our final phases to upgrade the safety barrier along the A47.

All work will continue to take place overnight between 8pm and 6am, on weeknights only.

No work will be carried out over the Jubilee Bank Holiday between 6am, Wednesday 2 June and 12:01am on Monday 6 June.

Upcoming closures

 

Location

Dates

Timings

Full eastbound closure between Cucumber Lane roundabout and Acle, with a lane two westbound closure between Acle and North Burlingham (end of dual carriageway).

 

 

Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May

 

8pm to 6am

Full westbound closure between Acle and North Burlingham (end of dual carriageway).

A 24/7 eastbound lane 2 closure from Thursday 12 May to Friday 27 May on the approach to Acle roundabout.

A 24/7 Westbound lane 2 closure will also be in place from Friday 13th May until Thursday 26th May in the same location.

 

 

Thursday 12th May to Wednesday 25th May (weeknights only)

 

8pm to 6am

Full eastbound closure between Cucumber Lane roundabout and Acle, with a lane two westbound closure.

A 24/7 Eastbound lane 2 closure will be in place during this time (from the start of the dual carriageway) at North Burlingham.

 

Thursday 26th May to Friday 17th June (weeknights only)

 

8pm to 6am

Whilst the works will be undertaken at night, the 24/7 lane closures are required for safety reasons whilst there are gaps in the barrier. 

When the A47 is closed, regardless of location, westbound drivers will be diverted off the A47 to Beccles, onto the A143 to Gillingham, then onto the A146, before re-joining the A47 at Trowse Newton. Eastbound traffic will follow the same diversion route in reverse.

Diversion map

A47 Trowse Newton to Acle diversion map

We’ll be carrying essential resurfacing work on the M11 northbound between junctions 6 and 7. We will also be refreshing faded road markings and replacing missing road studs. Once complete, drivers will benefit from a smoother, better defined road surface.

M11 northbound junction 7 entry slip road closed - diversion

While the M11 carriageway and junction 7 entry slip is closed, northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 6 onto the M25, A10 and A120 before re-joining the M11 at junction 8, Birchanger Roundabout.

M11 northbound junction 7 entry slip open - diversion

While the M11 carriageway is closed and the junction 7 entry slip is open, northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 6 onto the M25, A10 and A414 before re-joining the M11 at junction 7, Hastingwood Interchange.

M25 link closure

M25 eastbound traffic wanting to join the M11 northbound will stay on the M25 until junction 28, turn around and return towards the M11 before joining the M11 northbound at junction 6.

We plan to carry out essential drainage renewal work to the M11 northbound between junction 7 and 8. Once complete, the road will be able to better disperse surface water and will be less prone to flooding.

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the M11, and divert traffic as detailed below.

Upcoming closures

M11 junction 7 to junction 8 northbound
  • Wednesday 13 April – 8pm to 6am
  • Thursday 28 April – 8pm to 6am
Diversion route

Whilst these closures are in place, northbound traffic will be diverted off at junction 7 onto the A414, A10 and A120 to re-join the M11 at junction 8.

M11 J7-8 diversion route map

Essex County Council are creating a new junction on the M11 to ease congestion and support economic and housing growth in Harlow and the surrounding area. The main construction started in summer 2020. More information can be found on Essex County Council’s website.

We’ll be carrying out bridge maintenance work on the M11 to replace the expansion joints and re-waterproof the junction 9 bridge. We will also be carrying out some resurfacing.

Due to changes in the programme, this work will be completed on Monday 4 April 2022, subject to weather conditions.

Closures and diversions

Southbound closures

M11 junction 9 to 10 southbound full closure

  • Friday 11 March to Monday 14 March 2022 – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 18 March to Monday 21 March 2022 – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Southbound traffic will be diverted off of the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505, A1307 Babraham junction and A11 before re-joining the M11 at junction 9.

M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound full closure - diversion route

Northbound closures

M11 junction 10 to 9 northbound full closure

  • Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March 2022 – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)
  • Friday 1 April to Monday 4 April 2022 – full weekend closure (9pm Friday to 5am Monday)

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the M11 at junction 9 onto the A11 to A1307 junction Babraham, and joining the A505 at Granta Park before re-joining M11 at junction 10.

We are carrying out drainage renewal work on the M11 in both directions between junctions 10 and 13. Once complete, the road will be better able to disperse surface water. The new drainage system will prevent flooding issues and emergency lane closures.

Upcoming Closures

M11 junction 11 to 12 northbound closure and lane 2 southbound closure

Monday 25 April to Thursday 28 April, 9pm to 6am

Diversion

Traffic will be diverted from the M11 at junction 11 onto the A10, A505, A1198 and the A603 before re-joining the M11 at junction 12.

M11 junction 10 to 11 northbound closure and lane 2 southbound closure

Thursday 28 April to Saturday 30 April, 9pm to 6am

Diversion

Traffic will be diverted from the M11 at junction 10 onto the A505 and A10 before re-joining the M11 at junction 11.

M11 junction 12 to 13 northbound closure and lane 2 southbound closure. (Full weekend closure)

Friday 13 May to Monday 16 May, 9pm to 6am

Friday 27 May to Monday 30 May, 9pm to 6am

Diversion

Traffic will be diverted from the M11 at junction 12 onto the A603, A1198, A428 and A14 to junction 32 before returning back to the M11.

We are replacing and renewing road markings and studs on the M11 between junctions 12 and 14 at Cambridge.

We have brought this work forward so we can complete it at the same time as work to improve drainage in this area, reducing the amount of closures and disruption to road users.

We will also be fitting extra safety signage around junction 12 to clearly advise drivers how to join the M11 correctly from the surrounding local roads.


We plan to complete our work to replace and renew the road markings work over four weeks between Monday 23 May and Saturday 18 June. We will work between 9pm and 5am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting.

No work will take place week commencing Monday 30 May.

Road Closures

In order for the work to carried out safely the following road closures will be in place:

Northbound: 23 May – 27 May closed 9pm to 5am each night

Southbound: 6 June - 10 June and 13 June - 17 June closed 9pm to 5am each night

During the closure traffic will be diverted from the M11 at junction 12 onto the A603, A1198, A428 and A14 to junction 32 before returning back to the M11.

Diversion Route

Map showing the diversion route for the M11 Junction 12-14 closure

Please note work is also taking place to renew the drainage in this area. As part of this scheme there will be a full weekend closure along with a southbound lane 2 closure between junction 12 and 13 northbound on:

• Friday 27 May at 9pm to Monday 30 May at 6am

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