A1, Black Cat roundabout, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire: Improvements

November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

A1, Black Cat roundabout, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire: Improvements  

A scheme to ease congestion and improve journey time and safety (part of the Government’s £317m pinch point programme, which aims to boost local economies by reducing congestion and delays at key locations) has started. It involves a new road alignment to enlarge and widen the existing roundabout, new safety fencing, improved drainage, new surfacing on the roundabout and installation of lighting columns and traffic lights. The work will normally take place between 7.30am and 5.30pm from Monday to Friday, with the occasional night time lane closures. Narrow lanes have been introduced from 3rd November southbound and 4th November northbound. 

On Friday 7th November and Saturday 8th November, from 9pm until 6am, the A1 southbound will be completely closed to carry out essential tie-in works from new to existing carriageway. The diversion will be via the Wyboston/A428 interchange and Barford Road rejoining the A1 at Tempsford. During the road closures only, traffic will only be able to travel along Barford Road southbound, and its weight restriction will be lifted temporarily. 

Subject to weather conditions, the work is scheduled to last for approximately six months