A14/Huntingdon to Cambridge Improvement

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A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge Improvement
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General diagram of road improvements made as part of the scheme
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Bridge construction and road realignment of Conington Road
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From:  Alconbury (TL188750)
To:  Milton (TL468621)
Cambridgeshire • Huntingdonshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
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The Huntingdon to Cambridge improvement scheme is an expressway scheme aimed at bypassing the congested section of the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge. The scheme involves a large offline section of road, as well as some online widening around Cambridge, the construction of a local access road, and major building work at Brampton Hut and Girton interchanges. the scheme also includes the improvement to expressway standard of the A1(M) between Brampton Interchange and Alconbury South Interchange.

Initially, the road was planned to open as an all-purpose road; however in 2018 Highways England announced a formal consultation on opening as a motorway following the publication of their expressways proposals. It is anticipated therefore that this will open as A14(M).

Prior to the selection of the route, a previous proposal had been made in the 1990s to improve the road by converting to motorway on-line.

Main Article: A14(M) (Alconbury - Little Stukeley)

In the early 2000s, the Cambridge and Huntingdon Multi-Modal Study (CHUMMS) recommended a new route to the south of Huntingdon, but this was later cancelled.

The most recent consultations stemming from options produced in 2011 initially planned on tolling the route, and gave options of either online widening and improvement, or building a new route off-line, with options again either allowing the East Coast Main Line Huntingdon viaduct either to be retained or demolished. After a significant amount of opposition to tolling, both by local interest groups (as part of the objective of the new road is to reduce traffic diverting onto alternative routes because of congestion and safety issues), as well as the road freight association, the toll idea was dropped (in December 2013), and a route eventually decided upon to bypass Huntingdon to the south, removing the existing viaduct in order to improve Huntingdon town centre.

It is expected to open in March 2021 at a cost of between £1.2 and £1.8 billion.



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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 services • Newmarket services • Rothwell services • Swinford services • Thrapston services
CrossingsA14 Bridge • Huntingdon Bypass Bridge • Ipswich West Bypass Bridge • Nene Viaduct • Orwell Bridge • River Great Ouse Viaduct • Stowmarket Viaduct
RoadsA14 • A14(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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