Forthcoming closure of the A47 for 3 nights from Monday, 18 September 2023

Dear Sir/Madam

We wrote to you on 18 August informing you of electrical works that were required as part of the current works to resurface the A47 westbound between junction 15/Nene Parkway and Sutton roundabout, as well as other maintenance activities.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to start these works and have now rescheduled the works to start Monday 18 September, lasting 3 nights, with working hours of 8pm to 6am. Outside of these three nights, traffic management will continue as present.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the A47 in both directions between Wansford and junction 15/Nene Parkway. Whilst the road is closedwestbound traffic will be diverted via Nene Parkway (A1260), Fletton Parkway (A1139) and A1 northbound, to re-join the A47 at Wansford. Eastbound traffic will follow the same diversion in reverse.

A map showing the diversion can be found below.

Local access arrangements

As the A47 and Sutton Roundabout is closed during these works, vehicles accessing Sutton, Castor, Ailsworth and Upton will need to follow the below instructions.

Sutton, Castor and Ailsworth

 Please approach our secure traffic gates located at the following locations, with proof of your address, to gain escorted entry to the local area:

  • A47 Wansford roundabout eastbound – to gain entry via The Drift, Sutton.
  • A47 junction 15/Nene Parkway entry slip – to gain entry via Loves Hill.

Alternatively, you can use an unescorted access via the Helpston Road overpass into Ailsworth.


 Please approach our secure traffic gate at A47 Wansford roundabout eastbound, to gain entry via Sutton Heath Road.

 If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at

Yours faithfully

Stuart Rushby

Project Manager

Operations East, Scheme Delivery Team