Mepal bridge closures planned

The Mepal bridge on the A142 between Mepal and Chatteris will be closed for three weekends in February and March. 

The closures will run from 8:30PM on Friday to 5:00AM on Monday on the following weekends...

  • Friday 25 February to Monday 28 February
  • Friday 4 March to Monday 7 March
  • Friday 11 March to Monday 14 March

Faults have been found in the bridge joints installed in 2016, which will need to be repaired. Contractors will need to access the whole stretch of the carriageway. They will therefore work rotating shifts at weekends to minimise disruption.

The official diversion will be via Chatteris, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Ely, on the A142, A142, A14, and A10. Local drivers familiar with local roads will likely find their own shorter diversion routes.

The installation of the bridge joints has never been trouble-free, with many nearby residents of Mepal affected by increased noise. Let us all hope this work provides a more satisfactory outcome.

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