Beam Lift 12th January 2019
Published: 11 January 2019
The next phase of construction in our area of the A14, will take place on the night of Saturday 12th January.
This will see the lifting and installation of beams for the new bridge that will eventually provide access into and out of Lolworth village.
This task will mean the use of a large crane and will necessitate a closure of the whole carriageway between Swavesey and Boxworth. The closure is scheduled between 10pm on Saturday 12th Jan 19 and 10am Sunday 13th Jan 19.
As you would imagine there is contingency built into this timescale, and we would hope to have the road open sooner. However current weather forecasts show gusting winds are forecast for the night and this could hamper the operation.
Should the operation not be achievable on this night due the weather or other unforeseeable circumstances then a second attempt would be made on the night of Sunday 13th Jan 19. We would however only be able to keep the carriageway closed between 10pm and 6am on this night .
Both junctions will remain in use. So access to Swavesey junction will be available travelling eastbound on the A14 and access to Bar Hill junction will be available travelling westbound.
Persons travelling in the opposite directions would need to use the approved diversion route of A1198 and A428.
Access to Lolworth village will be facilitated via the normal escort facility at Bar Hill junction, and similar facilities will be available to Hill farm Cottages and the Travelodge from Swavesey junction.
There will be an off line beam lift during the afternoon of Friday 11th Jan 19 at the same location, so no closure required but it may prove an interesting spectacle if you are passing.