A141

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A141
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Guyhirn (TF398029)
To:  Huntingdon Bypass (TL221729)
Via:  March
Distance:  26.7 miles (43 km)
Meets:  A47, A605, B1099, B1101, B1093, A142, B1050, B1040, B1090, A1123, B1514, B1044, A14
Old route now:  A47, B198, B1050, B1101, B1514
Highway Authorities

Cambridgeshire

Traditional Counties

Cambridgeshire • Huntingdonshire

Route outline (key)
A141 King's Lynn - Wisbech
A141 Wisbech - Guyhirn (via Wisbech St Mary)
A141 Wisbech - Guyhirn (via River Nene)
A141 Guyhirn - Huntingdon Bypass
A141 Huntingdon Bypass - Brampton Hut
A141 March - Oldhurst
Stukeley Roundabout

The A141 is a main road across the Cambridgeshire Fens. It starts on the A47 at Guyhirn, to the southwest of Wisbech. It heads south across the fens to March where it bypasses the town and remains on a fairly new alignment bypassing other places as far as Chatteris, where it meets the A142.

After regaining its original route the road climbs (relatively) into Warboys, which is also bypassed before reaching a roundabout on the eastern edge of Huntingdon. Here the A141 meets the A1123 from St Ives and the B1514 which follows the old route into town but now it turns right onto the bypass. This runs northwest to cross the railway line then southwest to end at a roundabout where the three other directions are all the A14.

History

The A141 in Norfolk in 1932

The A141 originally started in King's Lynn on the A17. It followed what's now the A47 through Wisbech, as far as Guyhirn.

When the bridge over the Ouse was built at Guyhirn in 1927, the A141 swapped routes with the A47, taking the road to the west of the river, rejoining its original route in the centre of Wisbech.

On 1st April, 1933, the A47 was rerouted from Wisbech to Swaffham via King's Lynn, taking over the northern section of the A141 route, and the remainder of the route was downgraded to the B1441 and has since been declassified.

The remainder of the A141 still follows its old route, although it has been heavily bypassed and thus spends more time off its original alignment than on it.

Future

The A141 will be extended westwards at its southern end, from Spittals Interchange to Brampton Hut with the opening of the A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge improvements in 2020.1


References

  1. The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Development Consent Order 2016




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Stukeley Roundabout.jpgA141 approaching Mill Hill roundabout - Geograph - 1819838.jpgA141 southbound - Geograph - 5449811.jpgA141 southbound - Geograph - 5446640.jpgA141 southbound - Geograph - 5446561.jpg
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