SMOOTHER journeys await drivers travelling through Catthorpe Interchange as the latest phase of £191 million improvement works opened last weekend.
Drivers on the A14 in Leicestershire can now use the new road link – connecting the A14 to the M1 northbound.
Traffic which previously passed through the ‘dumbbell’ roundabouts at Catthorpe Interchange is now transferred to a newly-constructed 280-metre flyover.
Highways England project manager Ivan Marriott said: “The opening of the A14-M1 link road – a major east-to-north national artery – is the third new link road to open in the past three months.
“The new 280-metre flyover will remove the queuing on the A14 approach and help to untie the knot at the junction, meaning drivers will enjoy safer, smoother and more reliable journeys.
“Due to the significant changes in layout, I’d like to remind drivers to drive carefully as they get used to this new link road and to stick to the speed limit to keep themselves and our road workers safe.”
Drivers accustomed to joining the M1 via the ‘dumbbell’ roundabouts are warned that the new link between the A14 and the M1 will cut this connection permanently.
Local drivers are advised to use alternative routes via the M1 junction 20 or A14 junction to access the motorway network.
Visit www.highways.gov.uk/roads for more information.