A428 Black Cat - Caxton Gibbet

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Scheme details

In planning or on hold
Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
Highways England
Region: East of England
Central Government
15 km
9 miles

Upgrade of the existing A428 to dual two-lane expressway standard between the A1 at Black Cat Roundabout and the A1198 at Caxton Gibbet. This will complete a continuous expressway route between the M1 near Milton Keynes and Cambridge, and contribute to completion of the proposed Oxford-Cambridge expressway.

The exact alignment of the new route is not yet published but is likely to take a new line east from Black Cat Roundabout, passing south of St Neots and Little Barford before rejoining the line of the existing A428 and forming an improvement to the existing route for the rest of the distance to Caxton Gibbet.

The scheme is part of the first Road Investment Period which means that construction should begin before 2020.

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4 May 2016 Residents in nearby villages such as Roxton have already been approached as part of official inquiries into land ownership.
16 March 2017 The consultation is now open to select route options and grade separation at Black Cat.

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More information

Official website
Highways England: A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet
Consultation: A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet
News story
Gov.uk: Major roads investment in the east of England

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With thanks to James Croucher for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 21 March 2017.