Notice of A14 Roadworks to Lay Fibre Across the A14

A14 near SpaldwickReaders of our broadband newsfeed will know that a new fibre street cabinet was installed in Spaldwick in November 2013 as part of the first cabinet deployment phase of the Connecting Cambridgeshire project. At the time, we said that there were still a number of engineering activities required before the service goes live.

One of these was to install a cable between the existing street cabinet and the new fibre cabinet, and this was carried out a few days ago by two Openreach engineers.

Another major activity is to install a cable across the A14, as the cable from the Spaldwick fibre cabinet currently only goes to the Spaldwick side of the A14. The Highways Agency has just announced roadworks on the A14 east towards Huntingdon between 27th January and 31st January to install the new cable for fibre broadband (using an existing underground duct).

The lane closure on the A14 – between the Thrapston Road (Spaldwick) junction and the Woolley Hill junction –  will take place at night, between 9pm and 6am for up to five days. Delays are unlikely.

In nearby Grafham, where superfast broadband went live in late November 2013, about one third of homes have already installed or ordered superfast broadband.

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