A14(M) (Alconbury - Little Stukeley)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Alconbury Hill (TL189769)|
|To:||Little Stukeley (TL195764)|
|Distance:||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Met:||A1(M), A1307, B1043|
|Now part of:||A1(M)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A14(M) was a secret motorway (number not signed) near Huntingdon, at the top of a spur of the A14. The Scheme authorising its construction referred to it as A604(M), however, for administration purposes, it is the A14(M). Given that it linked the A14 spur to the A1(M), it would be a better number. However, when first built in 1993, the road numbers around there were in a state of flux, with the A14 M1 to A1 link road upgrading the old A604 - this goes some way to explaining the original number.
In the 1994 Trunk Roads: England report, an extension of the motorway southwards to Cambridge was mentioned as: A14(M) Bar Hill - M1-A1 Link Road. See link to Pathetic Motorways above for further information and map.
Note that these upgrade proposals are separate from the eventually constructed A14 Huntingdon - Cambridge improvements.
A14(M) (Expressway) Changes
Due to the A14(M) (Expressway) being constructed between 2017 and 2020, this small part of the A14(M) will have its official name reused on the new expressway. Page 113 of the consent order. In the consent order it states that from the bridge where the B1043 goes over (Alconbury East Interchange) to a new roundabout in the center of Huntington, of which all was part of the A14 will be renumbered as the A1307, but more importantly it also states that north of Alconbury East Interchange is the A1(M) which is this section of road.
So section will finally be known as the A1(M).
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