Brampton Hut interchange

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Arable farm land at Brampton Hut

The Brampton Hut interchange links the A1 and A14 road west of Huntingdon. The A1 passes over grade separated roundabout which provides access to the A14 and a comprehensive service station. East and west traffic on the A14 uses the roundabout to join the A1 southbound and to continue on the A14. Traffic from the A14 East and wishing travel north would have previously used the A14 northern spur to access the A1(M) at Alconbury. There is a large BP Connect filling station and truck park, a Table Table restaurant and Premier Inn (formerly Travel Inn and then Premier Travel Inn), and a McDonald's drive-thru.

History[edit]

The junction is named after the Brampton Hut hotel, which was so called as it looked like a wooden hut on stilts. Traffic lights were added in 2006[1] to attempt to reduce the traffic jams on the A14 entering the junction from either side.

Proposed developments[edit]

Main article: A14 road (England)

The proposed A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton scheme would pass close to the west of this junction. If this scheme were to happen the A14 at this point would be downgraded to a local road.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Highways Agency. "A1/A14 Brampton Hut Installation of Traffic Signals and Resurfacing". 
  2. ^ Highways Agency. "A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton". 

Coordinates: 52°19′58″N 0°14′55″W / 52.3327°N 0.2485°W / 52.3327; -0.2485 Brampton Hut, which had earlier been known as Creamer's Hut which was well known in coaching days. There was an inclosure award on the parish in 1772.