Work to build the new junction at Bar Hill is progressing well and Highways England are now preparing to move to the next phase of work. This will allow them to continue work on the new junction, local access road and main carriageway of the A14.
A full list of changes is listed below – this includes the closure of the A14 westbound exit slip at Bar Hill (junction 29), which is particularly important to note if you currently use this exit slip road to leave the A14.
If you would like to find out about any A14 road closures, please look at our page detailing the closures. This page gets updated on a weekly basis.
Latest update 16 January 2020:
The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme have 2 weekend carriageway closures between Bar Hill Junction 25 to Girton Junction 31 in the upcoming weeks.
These are to facilitate the installation of 2 major drain crossings across both carriageways plus a significant amount of resurfacing.
9pm, Friday 31 January to Monday 3 February 2020
Westbound Carriageway – full closure all weekend days and nights
Eastbound Carriageway – Lane 3 closed daytime, for safe working space alongside Westbound closure
Eastbound Carriageway – overnight closure, local diversion
9pm, Friday 7 February to Monday 10 February 2020
Eastbound Carriageway – full closure all weekend days and nights
Westbound Carriageway - Lane 3 closed daytime, for safe working space alongside Eastbound closure
Westbound Carriageway - overnight closure, local diversion
Access to the new Bar Hill roundabout to / from B1050 will be available all of both weekends, Please follow local diversion signs where necessary
The temporary westbound exit slip at Bar Hill that was opened over the festive period closed on Thursday 9 January night at approximately 9pm. We hope this being open was of benefit to drivers during the recent holiday period
The remaining works to complete the slip road will take place over the next couple of months, including finishing the drainage and kerbing, top layer surfacing and the installation of permanent vehicle crash barriers.
We will also be installing and tensioning the cables on the new bridge over A14.
The slip road is expected to open in its permanent completed state at the end of Feb 2020
On Thursday 7 November 2019, the second of the new bridges will open, meaning the new roundabout at Bar Hill will be fully operational.
5am, Monday 11 November, the following changes will be in place:
The local road between Bar Hill and Oakington will become two-way
A14 westbound entry slip at Dry Drayton (junction 30) closes
- A14 westbound exit slip at Bar Hill (junction 29) closes, until January 2020
- A14 eastbound entry slip at Oakington (junction 30) closes
- A14 eastbound entry slip at Bar Hill (junction 29) will open from new roundabout
These changes, and the new layout, can be viewed on the below map.
Highways England have provided the below map showing changes at Bar Hill. Please note that not all of the changes have been made yet as there is still some works to be completed and should be only used as a guide.
How will this affect your journey?
For travel on the westbound A14
- If you’re travelling to Dry Drayton, Oakington, Bar Hill, Longstanton and Northstowe, you’ll exit the A14 at junction 30 (Dry Drayton).
Those travelling to Bar Hill, Longstanton and Northstowe will cross the A14 on Dry Drayton bridge, turn left at the roundabout and then continue west along the new two-way local road towards junction 29 (Bar Hill), where you’ll turn right towards B1050 Hattons Road to continue to your destination.
- If you wish to access the westbound A14 from Oakington and Dry Drayton you can either travel west along the new two-way local road to junction 29 (Bar Hill) and join from there, or travel east along the local road past the Crematorium and join the westbound A14 via the Girton entry slip.
For travel on the eastbound A14
- If you wish to join the eastbound A14 from Oakington and Dry Drayton, travel west along the local road, then turn right towards B1050 Hattons Road to join the eastbound A14 via the new entry slip road from junction 29 (Bar Hill).
- If you wish to join the eastbound A14 from Bar Hill, Longstanton and Northstowe, you’ll be able to use the new entry slip road from junction 29 (Bar Hill).
Bar Hill Road Layout: Additional changes Tuesday 26 November
Overnight on Monday, ready for Tuesday 26 November morning, Highways England will be making changes at the Bar Hill and Oakington junctions.
They will open the new eastbound exit slip to Bar Hill J29 (green line below) which will take drivers from the A14 onto the new Bar Hill roundabout.
At the same time the current eastbound exit slip to Bar Hill just after Lolworth bridge will close and eastbound traffic exiting will no longer need to come along the long exit slip and turn left up the loop round to Bar Hill (red crosses below)
The eastbound Bar Hill entry slip off the roundabout will join as the lane gain rather than merging into the existing lane one as it does at the moment.
This means they can then close the Oakington J30 eastbound entry slip.
Want to know more?
Alternatively, please get in touch on 0800 270 0114 or email Highways England.
Thank you for your continued patience while we carry out this important work to improve your junction.
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