Scheme programme

The next stage of work includes lining, placing studs on the road, resurfacing, and work to repair the River Nene bridge. These closures are for the approach to the roundabout on the closed road only. The roundabout will remain open for drivers travelling to and from the junction using the other two roads. 

Road closures 

Where: A47 South Brink will be closed between Guyhirn and the A1101 Wisbech roundabout

When:

  • 8pm on Friday 4 February to 6am on Monday 7 February.
  • 8pm on Friday 11 February to 6am on Monday 14 February.

Diversion route: 

  • Eastbound traffic will follow the A47 west to Peterborough and join theA16 north to Sutterton, then take the A17 east to King’s Lynn, and re-join the A47 to return to Guyhirn.
  • Westbound traffic will follow this route in reverse. 

 
Where: A47 Fen Road will be closed between Guyhirn and Thorney 

When:

  • 8pm on Friday 18 February to 6am on Monday 21 February.
  • 8pm on Friday 25 February to 6am on Monday 28 February.

Diversion route: 

  • Eastbound traffic will exit the Whitepost roundabout onto the A1139, then continue onto A605 Fletton Interchange, take the slip road onto the A605 through Whittlesey and Coates to the A141, and re-join the A47 at Guyhirn.
  • Westbound traffic will follow this diversion in reverse.
     

Where: All the approaches to the Guyhirn roundabout (South Brink, Fen Road, and the A141 March Road south to the A605) 

When:

  • 8pm on Friday 4 March to 6am on Monday 7 March.
  • 8pm on Friday 11 March to 6am on Monday 14 March.
  • .8pm on Friday 18 March to 6am on Monday 21 March. 

The diversion route for Fen Road and South Brink diversions is the same as above.

Diversion route for the A141 diversion 

  • Northbound traffic will 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.
     

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.



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