List of planned roadworks in Suffolk and Essex from August 7-13, including A14, A12 and A120

Repair work at Ewell Bridge on the A12 near Kelvedon in Essex. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

Repair work at Ewell Bridge on the A12 near Kelvedon in Essex. Picture: HIGHWAYS ENGLAND - Credit: Archant

Work will continue on the Ewell Bridge in Essex and there will be several closures on the A14 in Suffolk from the week beginning August 7.

The northbound carriageway of the A12 will be shut overnight in Kelvedon this week while Ewell Bridge, a damaged pedestrian bridge, above the road is repaired. This is one of several roadwork projects set to be carried out by Highways England between August 7 and 13.

Here is a full list of the planned schemes in this area, and what impact they will have on drivers:

A12 junctions 23 Kelvedon South to 24 Kelvedon North, Essex: bridge repair

Work to maintain safety by repairing the damaged Ewell Bridge continues this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 7 August for three nights.

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 10 August for two nights.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B1024 through Kelvedon.

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The damaged pedestrian bridge over the A12 remains closed 24/7 while repair work continues. Pedestrians should use the alternative route via Windmill Hill, Highfields Lane, Maldon Road and Ewell Hall Chase, and vice versa.

A14, Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements

Construction on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme started in November 2016. We are currently carrying out a variety of tasks for which we need to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads, usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly signed diversion route will always be in place for closures. The work includes:

Creating safe crossing points for plant on a number of local roads

Installing access points to our construction compounds

Taking core samples of the existing A1 and A14 carriageways to help us plan construction

Clearing sites next to the live carriageway of vegetation

Installing CCTV and average speed cameras

Installing information boards

For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures:

August 7 to 11:

A14 eastbound between junctions 26 and 29.

A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will be diverted south on the A1198, then east on the A428 to re-join the A14.

Monday, August 7:

A1 northbound between Buckden and Brampton Hut. A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will be diverted east on the A428, north on the A1198, then west on the A14 to re-join the A1 at Spittals interchange.

August 8 to August 10:

A1 southbound between Brampton to Buckden. A signed diversion will be place. Vehicles will be diverted east on the A14, south on the A1198 and then west on the A428 to re-join the A1

August 12 to August 13:

Dry Drayton Road Oakington, between Cambridge Road and A14 junction 30. A signed diversion will be place. Vehicles travelling from Oakington will be diverted along Cambridge Road into Girton Road, west on the A1307 then onto the westbound A14 to junction 30. Vehicles travelling from Dry Drayton will follow the route in reverse.

Lane closures:

August 7 to August 11:

A14 eastbound between lanes 25 and 26, lane two closed.

August 8 to August 10:

A1 southbound between Alconbury and Brampton Hut, lane 2 closed.

The scheme is due to be completed by March 2021

A14, Newmarket to Felixstowe: grass cutting

Work to improve journeys by cutting the grass verges on the A14 between Newmarket and Felixstowe continues this week. Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am for up to five week nights as weather permits.

A12, M25 and Ipswich: surface and safety barrier repairs

Work to improve safety by repairing the road surface manually or with hot patching machinery as well as repairing damaged safety barriers continues this week. Lane closures will be in place as required overnight, between 7pm and 4am, for up to seven nights this week as weather permits.

A120 Pellens Corner Survey and Investigation:

Highways England is planning an improvement scheme along the A120 at the junctions with Harwich Road, Park Road and Pellens Corner designed to improve the safety for local residents and road users.

To prepare for construction, engineering ground investigation and ecological works have occurred and further investigative works are required. Works are expected to last until the end of August and include: trenching, trial pits and will require the removal of trees to allow for suitable access to carry out the work.

We are hoping to begin construction later in the summer and will notify you again before these construction works start.

A120, Marks Tey to B1024 Coggeshall, Essex: resurfacing, drainage and lighting

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing, drainage and lighting maintenance continues this week.

Both carriageways will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday 7 August, and from Wednesday 9 August for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A12, A130, A131 and A120, and vice versa.

Temporary traffic lights will be in use overnight between 8pm and 6am on Tuesday 8 August.

A120, Marks Farm, Braintree to B1024, Coggeshall, Essex: resurfacing, drainage and lighting

Work to improve journeys by carrying out resurfacing, drainage and lighting maintenance continues this week.

Temporary traffic lights will be in use overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from Monday 7 August for five nights.

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