Latest News from National Highways on A1 roadworks

A1 Stibbington – final update
I am writing with an update on the work we have been carrying out. Recently, we have been working to replace the brick retaining wall alongside the Old Great North Road along with the roadside safety barrier located on the A1 southbound.

We are close to completion of the project with some concrete repairs and brickwork finishing works remaining. We plan to complete this over the coming weeks. This will include one night of work on Sunday 30 October between 8pm and 6am, with the rest of the work being carried out during daytime hours in the coming weeks.

Whilst we have the A1 southbound closed between Wansford and junction 17 on Sunday 30 October, traffic will be diverted off the A1 at Wansford and directed to follow the A47, A1260 Nene Parkway and A1139 Fletton Parkway, before re-joining the A1(M) southbound at junction 17, Fletton Parkway Interchange. (A map of this can be found above).

There may be a little disruption early on the night of Sunday 30 October whilst we are doing some grinding works. This will be one of the first jobs we carry out in the shift, helping to minimise disruption to those who live nearby.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience with us during this project.

Access for Water Newton residents
We will provide access to and from your property where required. If you need to leave your house, please approach the gate which will be located on the Old N Road access and a member of the traffic management team will escort you through the closure.

If you need to gain access to your property during the closure, a gate will be installed on the Old Great North Road exit slip just past the Nene Valley Wansford Railway Station. You can access this via the New Lane overpass.

Further works in the area
You may have seen that we have been upgrading the central reserve safety barrier on the A1 between Wothorpe and Wansford, which is due for completion in December. Following this, we will then move onto phase 2 which involves upgrading the safety barrier in the central reserve between Wansford and junction 17 (Peterborough).

We will be starting on the northbound side of the A1 between junction 17 (Peterborough) and Wansford from mid-December until April 2023, before switching to the southbound side. Works will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am.

During the northbound closures, there will be no access into Stibbington via the northbound exit slips between Chesterton and Wansford. Access will be via the New Lane overpass from Wansford/Elton.

Further information on these further works will be communicated with you in due course. You can also view the most up to date closures on our website here –

How to find out more
To find out more about road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website at
If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at

Kind regards

Christina Stevens
Business Services Co-ordinator
Communications Team
National Highways | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW