Notification of start of work on the A14 junction 47a Haughley to junction 49 Tothill concrete roads reconstruction scheme
Work on the A14 (junction 47a Haughley to junction 49 Tothill) concrete reconstruction scheme will commence on Monday 20 February.
This work is expected to be complete by summer 2024. We’ll be completely removing the concrete road surface and its foundations, before rebuilding the road and resurfacing it with asphalt.
This will improve safety and create a smoother quieter ride, providing a new modern road with a 40 to 50-year lifespan that’ll be easier and quicker for us to repair in future.
When construction begins, National Highways will be using a contraflow system to deliver most of our work. A contraflow is when the road is shut in one direction and traffic is moved over to drive on the opposite side of the road to share the remaining carriageway.
The speed limit through the contraflow will be temporarily reduced to 50mph for the safety of our workers and motorists.
Upcoming road closures
For safety, we will need to close the A14 overnight between Bury St. Edmunds and Ipswich to install the contraflow system and average speed cameras. The closures will be in one direction at a time only, between Monday 8pm and Friday 6am. So that we can begin installing the contraflow system, we’ll be closing the A14 overnight between junctions 43 and 51 from Monday 20 February until Tuesday 28 March. The road closures will be in place from Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am each night.
Road closure dates
|Date of overnight closures||Location of overnight road closures|
|Monday 20 until Friday 24 February||A14 westbound junctions 43 to 51|
|Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March||A14 eastbound junctions 51 to 43|
|Monday 6 until Wednesday 8 March||A14 eastbound junctions 51 to 43|
|Thursday 9 and Friday 10 March||A14 westbound junctions 43 to 51|
|Monday 13 until Friday 17 March||A14 westbound junctions 43 to 51|
|Monday 20 until Friday 24 March||A14 westbound junctions 43 to 51|
|Monday 27 March||A14 westbound junctions 43 to 51|
|Tuesday 28 March||A14 eastbound junctions 51 to 43|
When the road is closed, diverted traffic will use the A143 at junction 43 and the A140 to return to the A14 at junction 51 eastbound, and vice versa westbound.
A map can be downloaded by using this link.
National Highwasy are sorry for the disruption this may cause to your journeys.
They’d encourage drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling.
Contact National Highways
If you’d like more information about this work, you can contact them by calling our 24/7 Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, please visit their website at www.nationalhighways.co.uk/A14Haughley.
Road users can also keep up to date on road closures by visiting their Traffic England website at www.trafficengland.com or by following the Twitter feed @HighwaysEAST.