Motorists in Cambridgeshire are all set to benefit from the opening of the new A14 Huntingdon bypass.
This 12-mile bypass runs between Ellington and Swavesey and is part of a wider scheme to improve transport capacity and travel times between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Delivering faster journeys for all
Officially opened on December 9th, the new section of dual carriageway has been developed to improve journey times in the area and also with safety as a number one priority.
Engineers have created the new route to streamline traffic flow onto and off the carriageway, with new junctions constructed for entry and exit slip roads at junctions 21 through 25 – New Ellington, Brampton interchange, Godmanchester, Swavesey and Bar Hill.
The old A14 carriageway has now been closed to all traffic, with Highways England engineers now preparing to remove the existing railway viaduct and build new link roads into Huntingdon town centre.
Slow moving vehicles are prohibited from use of the new bypass and will instead have to make use of nearby local roads. It is a measure designed to ensure traffic flows are maintained along the new bypass, improving journey times and reliability for typical users.
Heather Stark, brand manager at The Fuelcard People, comments: “Opening the new A14 bypass is an extremely welcome development, as it comes in time for the Christmas rush and will help to ensure a better experience for road users in the months and years to come.”