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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
National Highways
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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. In 2019 it was announced that this would now not be the case, and green A road signs were erected instead.

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 opened in 2019, and works to remove the existing viaduct are expected to be complete by March 2021 at a total cost of between £1.2 and £1.8 billion.


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Swavesey Bridge Deck Installation

Installing the bridge deck on the pedestrian and cycle bridge at Swavesey on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

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