A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet

After careful consideration of more than 4,000 consultation responses and extensive technical design, Highways England a have selected a preferred route for the A428 from the Black Cat roundabout to Caxton Gibbet.

The scheme at a glance

  • A new 10-mile dual carriageway between the Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet junctions
  • A three-tier junction at the Black Cat roundabout will allow traffic to flow freely on the A1, A421 and the new road
  • New junctions at Cambridge Road and Caxton Gibbet will connect the new dual carriageway to the existing A428
  • The existing A428 will be retained for local traffic and public transport
  • Close alignment to the existing A428 will help reduce environmental impacts
  • New bridges will cross over the dual carriageway at Roxton Road, Barford Road, the B1046 and Toseland Road
  • New bridges over the River Great Ouse and East Coast Main Line railway
  • Improvements to A428/B1040 Eltisley junction
  • Improved routes for cyclists, walkers and horse riders
  • Safer and alternative access for some side roads