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Work continues on A14 Huntingdon Railway Viaduct

02 September 2013 16:00

Highways Agency

Drivers in and around Huntingdon are reminded that some overnight closures of Brampton Road will be in place as work to strengthen the Huntingdon Railway Viaduct (HRV) continues.

Paul Sinfield, Highways Agency Project Sponsor, said:
“We are currently installing the steel beams on the south side of the viaduct. These provide the extra support for the bridge deck by spreading the load borne by the existing joints.

“Once this is complete we will move into the final stages of work which includes painting and adding corrosion protection, replacing signs that were removed for work and returning the station car park to its original layout.

“We would like to thank road users and residents for their continued patience during this work, which we expect to be fully complete before the end of October.”

Brampton Road will be closed where it passes under the HRV and a clearly signed diversion via the B1514 and A14 will be in place:

* 8pm – 6am only, Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 September
* 8pm Saturday 7 – 9am Sunday 8 September
* 8pm Saturday 14 – 9am Sunday 15 September
* 8pm – 6am only, Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 September
* 8pm Saturday 21 – 9am Sunday 22 September
* 8pm Saturday 28 – 9am Sunday 29 September
* 8pm – 6am only, Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 October
* 8pm Saturday 5 – 9am Sunday 6 October
* 8pm – 6am only, Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 October
* 8pm Saturday 12 – 9am Sunday 13 October
* 8pm – 6am only, Tuesday 15 – Friday 18 October
* 8pm Saturday 19 – 9am Sunday 20 October

Ends

Notes to Editors

NOTES TO EDITORS

Issued by the Highways Agency.

1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.

3. Safety at roadworks: The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.

4. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic.
- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.
- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.
- From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the south east region follow us @HAtraffic_east or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

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