More closures on the A1 (southbound) from 11 April until July 2023

From National Highways

Dear Sir/Madam


A1 Wansford to junction 17 (Peterborough): safety barrier upgrade and other maintenance


I am writing to provide an update on the safety barrier upgrade and various safety improvements on the A1, between Wansford and junction 17, Peterborough.


We have made good progress and are close to finishing our works on the A1 northbound between these two junctions. From Tuesday 11 April, we will switch to working on the A1 southbound between the same junctions, with working hours remaining 8pm to 6am, weeknights only, until July 2023.

Whilst the A1 is closed, southbound traffic will be diverted from 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.

Access arrangements

To mitigate rat-running of A1 traffic through Wansford, we will be closing Old North Road in one direction, between the A47 roundabout and Black Swan Spinney. Residents of Black Swan Spinney and Swanhill will still be able to turn left or right onto Old North Road. All vehicles can still use Old North Road to exit Wansford village onto the A47.

Whilst Old North Road is closed, we kindly ask that you use Old Leicester Road to gain access to Wansford and Stibbington.

How to find out more:

For the latest up to date closure information, please visit our dedicated scheme website at <>

If you would like any further information on the scheme, or would like to discuss these proposals, please feel free to contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at <> .


Yours faithfully


Paul Coates

Project Manager

Operations East, Scheme Delivery Team