A428 Black Cat to Caxton GibbetRecently updated

Improving the A428 near St Neots.

Region:  East
Start date:  Spring 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC

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Have your say on our consultation page

Our consultation on options to improve the A428 between Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet begins on Monday 6 March. We also want your views on options to improve the Black Cat roundabout, which we have identified as a priority.

Your views at this early stage are important to us; they will help us to develop our proposals and understand what is important to our customers and local communities. We will hold a further consultation as the scheme progresses.

What next?

We are still at an early stage of developing the scheme. We will continue to gather more detailed information on existing conditions along the route as part of the process. We will be doing further traffic and ecological surveys and assessing the environmental impacts of each option. We will continue engagement with local stakeholders and those likely to be impacted by our proposals.


Date Event
6 March to 23 April 2017 Have your say on the options
Summer 2017  Preferred route announcement
Summer 2018 Have your say on the developed plans
Spring 2020 Start of works

Take part in our consultation

You can visit one of our public events to view our proposals and speak to members of the team. For full details visit our consultation page.

You can also view the proposals at the following information points which will be open during their normal working hours:

Location Address
Bedford Borough Council Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
Papworth Library Lower Pendrill Court, Ermine St N, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3UY
Cambourne Library Cambourne Library, Sackville House, Sackville Way, Cambourne, CB23 6HL
South Cambridgeshire District Council South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA
Central Bedfordshire Council Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ/td>
Huntingdonshire District Council Pathfinder House, St Marys Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TN
St Neots Town Council Customer Service Centre, The Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH

The final date we will accept consultation responses is 11:59pm 23 April 2017.

Why we need this scheme

The A428 between the A1 junction near St Neots and the A1198 Caxton Gibbet is single carriageway with a series of roundabouts and give-way junctions. It experiences major delays during peak periods. The A428 is an important route in an area of the country where considerable growth in housing and employment is planned.


The scheme will:
  • provide additional capacity to the A428
  • reduce congestion and delay
  • support local economic growth

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Location : The A1 northbound between the junctions with the A603 and the A421 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:01 am


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