A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet

Closed 23 Apr 2017

Opened 6 Mar 2017


We are consulting on proposals to improve the A428 between Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet. We also want your views on our plans to improve the Black Cat roundabout. Inside the brochure, we’ve set out the options for improvement.

Please tell us what you think about these plans by filling in the questionnaire.

You can also join us at one of our public events where you can speak to our team about the proposals:

Date Time Location
Tuesday 21 March 2pm to 8pm Oakley Suite, Training Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL
Thursday 23 March 2pm to 8pm Cambourne Community Centre, High Street, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6GW
Saturday 25 March 10am to 4pm High Street, Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6UJ
Monday 27 March 2pm to 8pm Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BH
Friday 31 March 2pm to 8pm Church Street, Tempsford, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2AN
Saturday 1 April 10am to 4pm Caxton End, Eltisley, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6TL

The consultation starts on 6 March and finishes at 11:59 on 23 April.

The need for the scheme

The A428 connects is an important link for the East of England to important regional, national and international hubs such as the Felixstowe and Harwich ports. It also connects the communities between St Neots and Cambourne and links Bedford, Milton Keynes and the M1 to Cambridge and the M11.

The A428 between St Neots and Caxton Gibbet is the only stretch of single carriageway along this route. It causes significant issues for drivers, such as:

  • regular delays and congestion, particularly at Black Cat roundabout
  • high number of incidents, in particular at junctions
  • delays on the link roads between junctions
  • increases overall journey time

We are consulting on 3 options to provide a new dual carriageway between Black Cat and Caxton Gibbet, which will be built away from the current alignment of the existing A428. We are also proposing options to improve the junction at Black Cat.

Your views are important

This is your opportunity to discuss and help shape our proposals at an early stage. Your feedback together with ongoing technical analysis will help inform which option is the most suitable to take forward and a preferred route for the scheme.

Please read the consultation brochure and give us your views using the link below. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the questionnaire using the links below.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads