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Police seal off road in explosives search

Cambridgeshire Police have spent the day searching a house in the Girton area following reports of an explosion.

St Vincent's Close in Girton Credit: ITV Anglia

Police say they are treating the incident as an isolated event and are not linking it with terrorism.

Officers searching the property Credit: ITV Anglia

A 51 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing offences under the Explosives Act.

A14 Histon to Girton road improvements completed

The A14 at Girton during the works which started in April 2014 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A14 between Histon and Girton in Cambridgeshire is officially completed after numerous delays to the project.

Highways England say the work will help improve journey times on the A14 near Cambridge because of a third lane that's been added in both directions between junctions 31 and 32. There have also been improvements to the westbound access roads to the M11 and A14 at the Girton interchange.

“We recognise the scheme has taken longer than anticipated and we will be carrying out a debrief with our contractor, Costain and supervisor Amey, to understand how we can prevent similar issues happening in the future. We will be returning for a period of two weeks later in the year to complete the outstanding landscaping works, which we can’t complete now as we have to wait for the planting season to commence. However, this work will be completed overnight under lane closures only.”

– Aran Nugent, Highways England

The improvements on the A14 are part of Highways England’s £317m pinch point programme to improve more than 100 congestion hotspots nationwide.

Construction work started in April 2014 and was completed on Sunday 13th September.


More overnight closures on A14 at Girton as roadworks continue

More overnight closures of the A14 at Girton will take place again tonight.

Both tonight and tomorrow night the eastbound carriageway of the A14 will be closed between junctions 31- 32 and there will be lane closures of the westbound carriageway.

Then between Monday 27th July and Friday 31st July the Eastbound carriageway will again be closed between junctions 31-32 and in addition there will be no westbound access to the A14 at either junction 32 or junction 36. All closures will all be effective between 8pm and 6am in the morning.

A 50mph speed restriction will remain in place along the road.

Section of the A14 in Cambridgeshire to close overnight for roadworks

The road will be closed westbound between J36 and J31.

A section of the A14 in Cambridgeshire will be shut tonight while work on the Histon to Girton Pinch-Point programme continues.

The road will be closed westbound from 9.00pm until 6.00am on Tuesday June 17 between junction 36 and junction 31. Work is being carried out on safety barriers there.

The closure and diversions will be sign posted and details of the diversions can be found here.