A date has been set for the opening of a 12 mile bypass to the South of Huntingdon as work on the £1.5 billion A14 upgrade through Cambridgeshire continues.
The road will open to traffic on Monday 9th December say Highways England.
The new bypass will run between Ellington and Swavesey and is part of the project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
It was announced last month that the bypass would open to traffic in December, a full year ahead of schedule but an exact date hadn't been set.
Now details of how the road layout will change and what drivers can expect on the new road have been revealed.
Drivers travelling eastbound on the new bypass will still have to join a section of 40mph narrow lanes roadworks from the Swavesey junction, so should look out for the signs when they approach the area.
The new junction numbers on the A14 between Ellington and Bar Hill will change when the bypass opens as there will be fewer junctions than on the old A14.
The new junctions will be as follows:
- New Ellington, Junction 21
- Brampton interchange, Junction 22
- Godmanchester and A1198, Junction 23
- Swavesey, Junction 24
- Bar Hill, Junction 25
- All A14 junctions to the east of and including Girton as well as the A1 junctions will keep their existing numbers.
Work on the rest of the project is expected to be completed by December 2020.