A14/History

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Cambridge in 1956, showing the future A14 as A604 and A45

When the new A1--M1 link road was built in the mid 1990s, completing a high-speed through route between the port of Felixstowe and the Midlands, it was decided to give it a continuous number. The road was made up of the A604 and part of the A45, with some new construction. It should, according to the usual convention, have been an "A5x" road, but no suitable numbers seem to have been available. The number A45 remained with the western section of its original route. A604 was presumably not distinctive enough for such an important road. And so the route became the new A14. (It is worth noting that the A14 falls entirely within Zone 1 of the motorway numbering system).

Junction numbers were provided from 1 to 35 (Cambridge east) during 2001, extended to Felixstowe (Junction 62) in early 2002.

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A14
ProjectsA14/Huntingdon to Cambridge Improvement
JunctionsA14 J10 • A14 J10A • A14 J11 • A14 J12 • A14 J14 • A14 J4 • Alconbury East Interchange • Bar Hill Junction • Beacon Hill Interchange • Beyton Interchange • Brampton Hut • Brampton and Huntingdon Race Course Interchange • Broughton Interchange (Kettering) • Bythorn Interchange • Catthorpe Interchange • Cedars Interchange • Claydon Roundabout • Copdock Interchange • Croft Lane Junction • Dock Gate 1 Roundabout • Dock Spur Roundabout • Dry Drayton Junction • Ellington Interchange • Elmswell Interchange • Exning Interchange • Fen Ditton Junction • Fenstanton Interchange • Fox Road Interchange • Galley Hill Interchange • Girton Interchange • Glebe Farm Interchange • Godmanchester Interchange • Hemingford Abbots Interchange • Higham Interchange • Histon Interchange • Kelmarsh Interchange • Kentford Interchange • Leighton Bromswold Interchange • Lolworth Junction • Milton Interchange (Cambridgeshire) • Moreton Hall Interchange • Nacton Interchange • Naseby Interchange • New Ellington Junction • Nine Mile Hill • Orton Roundabout • Port of Felixstowe Junction • Quarries Cross Junction • Quy Interchange • Risby Interchange • Rookery Crossroads • Rothwell Grange Junction • Rothwell Lodge Junction • Seven Hills Interchange • Spaldwick Interchange • Spittals Interchange • Sproughton Interchange • St Saviours Interchange • Thrapston Interchange • Tot Hill Junction • Trimley Interchange • Trinity Foot Junction • Waterhall Interchange • Westley Interchange • Wherstead Interchange • Whitehouse Interchange • Wicksteed Park Interchange • Woolley and Easton Junctions • Woolpit Interchange
ServicesBrampton Hut services • Cambridge services • Copdock services • Kettering East services • Newmarket services • Swinford services • Thrapston services
CrossingsA14 Bridge • Huntingdon Bypass Bridge • Ipswich West Bypass Bridge • Nene Viaduct • Orwell Bridge • Stowmarket Viaduct
RoadsA14(M) (Alconbury - Little Stukeley) • A14(M) (Expressway) • E15 • E24 • E30
PlacesBury St Edmunds • Cambridge • Felixstowe • Huntingdon • Ipswich • Kettering • Newmarket • Rugby
MiscellaneousA14/Named Junctions
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