A14 overnight closures expected after floodwater impacting road

A number of closures will be put in place on the A14 in Newmarket from Monday (June 10)
-Credit: (Image: National Highways)

A series of overnight closures are being planned for the A14 in Newmarket from Monday (June 10). This is to reduce flooding caused by high groundwater levels.

Since March, more than 15 million litres of water have been extracted from the road. Work was recently conducted on lane one to install a piezometer, which will serve as a warning system to monitor groundwater levels.

The A14 eastbound and entry slip to junction 37 will be shut from 8pm to 6am to safely remove the pumps and reopen lane one. The closure period is due to last until Wednesday (June 12).

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A spokesperson for National Highways East said: "Drivers should allow extra time for their journeys and follow the diversion route: A142 Fordham Road into Newmarket, then A1304 to J38 for the A11.

"A14 traffic will use the B1506 to J39 Kentford, before rejoining the A14. We thank motorists and the local community for their patience and cooperation during this period."

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