A14 C2H September update – Bar Hill & Swavesey junctions

Dear All

Please see below our end of month updates for both Bar Hill and Swavesey junctions.

Bar Hill
Work has progressed well at Bar Hill junction, however we have some final remedial and finishing works to complete in October.

In the week commencing 5 October, remedial works will be carried out on day shifts. In order for the work to be carried out safely, lane closures will be in place on the junction. At all times, there will be one lane open and operational around the junction.

In the week commencing 12 October, the team will move to night closures. For 3 nights, Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 between 9pm & 6am, the A14 eastbound entry slip will be closed. Part of this work is to replace barrier that was damaged in a road traffic collision. The westbound entry slip will then be closed for 2 nights, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 between 9pm & 6am.

Following final inspection, which is scheduled for late October, and all being well, we will finally be able to remove our permanent traffic management throughout the junction. If the opportunity arises to remove the traffic management sooner, then we will do. Please note that depending on the results of the inspection we may need daytime traffic management to undertake corrective works.

Please may we take this opportunity to reiterate our appreciation for your patience while we work to complete Bar Hill junction. Bar Hill junction has been one of the most complex sections of the project so we hope this update is a light at the end of what has been a rather long tunnel!
We will issue a final update before the end of October to give you confirmation of when the permanent traffic management at the junction will be removed.

The overnight work on the overbridge is due to be completed as scheduled this weekend. The traffic management on the A1307 approach to Swavesey roundabout will stay in place for one week longer, until the weekend of 10th October. This is following a recent inspection identifying some snags that need fixing before we can remove the traffic management. Once this is complete, our works will be finished at Swavesey junction.

Bar Hill junction roundabout (over the A14)
The lane drop around the gyratory is scheduled to be in place for another few weeks. The electrical items we’re awaiting to be delivered are scheduled to arrive early September. Once fitted, these electrical items will be tested to ensure compliance and safety. Once completed, the cones here can be removed.

Bar Hill junction roundabout to Saxon Way/ Crafts Way roundabout – downhill
The lane drop here will be in place until we have been able to install fencing. The closure of suppliers during the pandemic has meant the original fence type as per the design is not available and we are reviewing alternatives. As a consequence, unfortunately we’re unable to confirm when these cones will be removed. We are actively chasing suppliers to resolve this as quickly as possible.

Saxon Way/Crafts Way roundabout to Bar Hill junction roundabout – uphill
The lane drop here is in place for access to ongoing drainage works, followed by completion of the landscaping. The recent storms has meant this work has taken slightly longer than originally planned and currently we anticipate this work will be completed early October.

All works are currently due for completion at Bar Hill early October and we will provide you with a further update at the end of September.

Bar Hill junction 25
You may have seen our recent updates sharing the new website and the legacy information for the A14 scheme.

However, we are aware that our work still continues at the Bar Hill junction and this may raise some questions for you. We’re sure you will appreciate that the Bar Hill junction has been one of the most complex sections of the scheme and as always, we really do appreciate your patience while we continue to work.

We can confirm that the majority of the works at the Bar Hill junction are now complete, however there has been some elements that need remedial work undertaking before we’re happy and can remove the temporary traffic management around the junction.

Some of the materials required to complete this work have long lead-in times, which have been delayed as a result of factories closing due to the impact of COVID -19. We’re in regular contact with the manufacturers and have had confirmation that some of these items are still a few weeks away from being delivered. Due to this, we expect works to continue at this location until September. We will update you again at the end of August.

Following the reopening of the A1307 between Buckingway Roundabout and Robins Lane, Lolworth this weekend, we can confirm that there’s no further full closures of the local road planned. Any remaining work required will be undertaken using temporary traffic lights.

Finally, the Bar Hill non-motorised user bridge is due to be opened for public use very soon, and we will let you know as soon as this is confirmed by the team on site.

Kind regards

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
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