Further emergency road closures have been announced for the A14 after a number of potholes have appeared in a temporary surface. 

The newly laid surface, which is temporary, has been met with lots of criticism after a number of potholes appeared in both the eastbound and westbound carriageways. 

National Highways says that the road surface is temporary with the final surface being laid in the summer 2024, just before the whole project is completed. 

Road closures were put in place last week to fix potholes, but now National Highways has announced that more road closures are needed. 

National Highways apologised for the state of the temporary surface and will begin works from tonight. 

The A14 will be closed overnight between junctions 43 and 51 to through traffic from 8pm to 6am on each of the following nights:

  • Westbound – Friday, November 3 and Monday, November 6
  • Eastbound – Tuesday, November 7, Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9
  • Westbound – Friday, November 10

A National Highways spokeswoman said: “During the resurfacing work, a few potholes appeared in the temporary surface on the westbound and eastbound carriageway.

"We are investigating the reason behind this and will carry out emergency repairs this Friday and will continue next week.”