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Drivers warned of partial bypass closure

The closure will take part on the westbound carriageway Credit: ITV News Anglia

Drivers are being warned that part of the A14 Kettering bypass will be shut for the next five nights as part of a £42 million scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion.

Kettering bypass Credit: ITV News Anglia

The westbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 7 will shut from 8pm at night until 6am in the morning all this week.

Project manager, Mike Hall said:

"We endeavour to avoid overnight working as far as possible, however we cannot do these works during the day. There may be some disturbance to local residents... but we will of course do our best to minimise this by doing the noisiest work as early as possible during the closure period."

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Drivers warned of A14 overnight closures

Drivers are being warned that part of the A14 Kettering bypass will be closed for five nights as part of its £42million scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion.

The westbound carriageway will shut between junctions 9 and 7 from 8pm until 6am from Monday 17 to Friday 21 of February.

The work involves vegetation removal and installation of temporary safety barriers on the slip roads at junction 8. At the same time the opportunity will be taken to carry out some carriageway repairs.

We endeavour to avoid overnight working as far as possible, however we cannot do these works during the day as we need to close the carriageway.

There may be some disturbance to local residents, as removing vegetation and installing new barriers can be noisy, but we will of course do our best to minimise this by doing the noisiest work as early as possible during the closure period."

– Project manager Mike Hall

Suffolk MPs and Business leaders call for A14 toll plans to be cancelled

Suffolk MPs and Business leaders have called for the Transport Secretary to cancel proposals to toll part of the A14. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk MPs and Business leaders are to meet the Transport Secretary this afternoon to call on him to cancel proposals to toll part of the A14.

The MPs say the Suffolk economy will suffer if drivers are made to pay to use the road between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

But the Government say it's fair for motorists to pay a share to fund a major upgrade of the A14.

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Overturned lorry causes a day of misery for drivers

Drivers heading through Cambridgeshire today were held up for hours after a crash caused long delays.

A trailer carrying a lorry overturned last night on the A14 near Bar Hill, just north of Cambridge.

The road was closed for several hours and the problems have continued into the afternoon.

The M11 near Cambridge was also closed for two hours to try to ease congestion on the A14. Tanya Mercer reports.

Roads: A14 CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Severe delays continue on the A14 in Cambridgeshire this lunchtime - but officials hope to have all lanes re-opened by 3pm.

Repairs to barriers and an over-turned lorry close to junction 29 at Bar Hill have led to major problems in both directions.

Delays have reduced to about 20 minutes, westbound, between junctions 29 and 31 (Girton / Cambridge) and 60 minutes, eastbound, between junctions 24 (Godmanchester) and 29.

One lane remains closed in both directions.

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