There will be two weekend closures south of the Guyhirn roundabout in January for resurfacing and road repairs. These will be from 8pm on Friday 14 to 6am Monday 17 January, and for the same times from Friday 21 to Monday 24 January. Northbound traffic will be diverted to take the A605 westbound through Whittlesey towards Peterborough, then take the A1139 and the A15 north to pass Peterborough, and then the A47 eastbound through Thorney to reach the Guyhirn roundabout. Southbound traffic will follow this diversion route in reverse. If you are a resident and need access to and from your property, please speak to the operative at the closure point and they will escort you to your home.
We started work on our project to increase the size of the roundabout at the A47 Guyhirn junction in February 2020. We’ve completed much of the vegetation clearance adjacent to the Guyhirn roundabout at March Road and are now constructing the new roundabout. We have two compound areas for the scheme, that will be situated at the end of March Road. We will access the compound areas from the A47 South Brink off March Road, exiting on to the A141 through a one-way system. A site compound will be used for storing materials such as drains and kerbs.
Our work during this period will include the temporary removal of the existing ‘keep left’ bollard and the island kerb on the exit of Gull Road/A47 enabling traffic to turn right when the roundabout is closed. In addition, our work will commence on the removal of the existing roundabout with the installation of safety barriers and resurfacing with temporary road markings at the exit points.
For safety reasons, we have decided not to install a temporary roundabout at Gull Road. This means that drivers will continue to turn left when exiting Gull Road as normal. When we have to close the roundabout for construction, drivers will be able to exit the junction by turning right onto the A47.
The drawing below shows the existing ‘keep left’ turn at Gull Road with proposed temporary changes highlighted in red.