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Roadwork information: A1 Wansford to Stibbington – bridge surveys and maintenance

The Highways Agency plan to carry out essential survey work to assess the condition of a bridge and other maintenance activities on the A1 between Wansford and Stibbington.

They plan to complete this work over 15 weeks between Saturday 21 October and January 2024 an will work between 8pm and 6am, weather conditions permitting.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, they will occasionally need to close the A1 southbound between Wansford and Stibbington, and divert traffic as detailed below:

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October
  • Monday 30 October to Friday 17 November
  • Wednesday 4 December to Saturday 16 December 
  • Monday 8 January to Friday 22 January 2024

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. 

A map of the diversion can be found below.

Escort through the works

It is recognised that there are a number of properties which will need access maintained during the work. If your only access to and from your property is via the A1, we will maintain this at all times whilst the road is closed.

Please keep a copy of this information in your vehicle and you will be escorted through the closure. Please be patient as you may have to wait until it is safe to escort you.

Access arrangements

To mitigate rat-running of A1 traffic through Wansford, The Highway Agency will be closing the Old North Road, between the A47 roundabout and Black Swan Spinney. Residents of Black Swan Spinney and Swanhill will be able to turn onto Old North Road. All traffic from Wansford village will be able to use the exit from Old North Road onto the A47.

Whilst Old North Road is closed, it is kindly asked that you use Old Leicester Road to access to Wansford and Stibbington.

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

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