FORECASTS of heavy rain this weekend have meant postponement of the start of resurfacing work on two sections of the A14 in Cambridgeshire and to repair bridge joints on Huntingdon railway viaduct, which was due to have started at 10pm tonight. However, i

FORECASTS of heavy rain this weekend have meant postponement of the start of resurfacing work on two sections of the A14 in Cambridgeshire and to repair bridge joints on Huntingdon railway viaduct, which was due to have started at 10pm tonight.

However, it is possible to repair small sections of road during the poor weather even when major resurfacing cannot be carried out, the Highways Agency said today. Therefore, crews will be carrying out emergency repairs to very small sections of the eastbound carriageway of the A14 between junction 24 (Godmanchester) and junction 28 (Swavesey) that was damaged by the recent cold weather.

This work will start at 10pm tonight for three nights, with drivers diverted via the A1198 and A428 to rejoin the A14 at junction 31 (Girton). Traffic wishing to travel southbound on the M11 will follow the diversion route to junction 32 (Histon) before returning on the westbound carriageway to Girton.

Resurfacing of the M11 between junctions 10 and 11 will now take place from 10pm on Monday, January 18.

Resurfacing of the A14 between Alconbury and Fen Drayton will now take place from 8pm on Monday, January 18.

Work to replace the bridge joints on Huntingdon railway viaduct will now start on Friday, January 22. This means the viaduct will be closed southbound from Friday January 22 to Sunday January 24, Friday January 29 to Sunday January 31, and Friday February 5 to Sunday February 7.

The northbound closures remain as planned: Friday February 19 to Sunday February 21 and 26-28, and March 5-7.