Brampton road closures to continue throughout summer

Overnight closures at Brampton road will last into September

Overnight closures at Brampton road will last into September - Credit: Archant

OVERNIGHT closures of Brampton Road will continue this week due to work being carried out to prolong the life of the A14 viaduct.

The section of the road that runs under the A14 and over the railway at Huntingdon will be blocked off from 8pm-6am from Friday May 31 with the road staying closed until 9am on Sundays.

The Highways Agency say the closures will continue throughout the summer with work expected to finish on Saturday September 14.

The work being done is to strengthen the section of the viaduct at Huntingdon Railway Station by replacing the steal beams which support it as part of a £7.5million project to prolong its life.

The new beams will permanently reduce the HGV clearance under the viaduct by 10cm and signs are already being put in place to warn drivers of this change.

Paul Sinfield, project manager for HA, said: “We know how important Brampton Road is to road users in and around Huntingdon and we have carefully scheduled this work to minimise disruption to local road users.

“We are working closely with Cambridgeshire County Council and local bus operators to minimise the impact on local roads in and around Huntingdon. Access for emergency services will be maintained throughout the work.

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“We thank drivers for their patience while we carry out this work and I advise anyone who feels they may be affected by these closures to plan their journeys before they set out and allow extra time to travel.”