Two months of work to improve the A1101 Mildenhall Road in Littleport started yesterday (February 13). 

The work will take place from 7:30am until 6pm, with the road closed to traffic 24/7, and should be completed by Friday, April 7.  

Improvements will include full reconstruction of part of the road, resurfacing and patching work. 

The repairs will be completed along the A1101, to the west and east of the B1382 Mile End Road up to Shippea Hill. 

Signed diversion routes will be in place to advise drivers of the alternative route around the road closures. 

The diversion route is A1101 – A11 – A14 – A142 – A10 – A1101 and vice versa. 

It comes after Cambridgeshire County Council shared earlier this month (February) that extra investment is “desperately needed” to tackle the impact of climate change on roads with over 6,000 potholes needing repair. 

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Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, Cllr Alex Beckett, said: “I appreciate these closures may cause some inconvenience, but we are confident these works will make a huge difference for users and improve the quality of the roads.  

“I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. 

“Our highways team will work hard to complete these upgrades as quickly as possible so we can re-open the roads.” 

Residents will still be able to access their properties if they live within the boundaries of the roadworks but there may be slight delays at times depending on what element of the work is being undertaken and the availability of a traffic management escort vehicle. 

Details of the road closures and diversion routes can be requested by emailing