A47 closed overnight for six weeks


The A47 is to be closed overnight for six weeks to allow for resurfacing; also new signs and new road markings to be installed.

Closures start on Monday and will be in force from 8pm to 6am.

In the first phase, the road will be closed from New Cut roundabout (at the eastern end of the Thorney bypass) to Guyhirn roundabout. This will last from October 9-20.

Between October 13 to October 17, the road will also be closed from Guyhirn to the South Brink roundabout at Wisbech.

From October 16 to November 16, the closures will affect the A47 from just before Guyhirn as far as New Bridge Lane on the Wisbech bypass.

Official diversions take traffic through Whittlesey  and Stanground on the southern loop and via the A17 to Spalding and then A16 to Peterborough. These are long diversions and it seems inevitable that traffic will use back roads through Wisbech St Mary, Pasron Drove and Thorney to the north and from Whittlesey to Peterborough via North Bank or Thorney to the south.

Work is being undertaken by Graham Construction and you can e-mail them on A47works@graham.co.uk.


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