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A14 site visitors: Dwell updates as enormous electrical energy transformer escorted by Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire could experience significant travel disruptions today (Sunday 6 June) as a heavy load is moving very slowly on some of the county’s roads.

The massive power transformer will be brought from Ipswich Docks on the Cambridgeshire road and will drive on the A14 and A142 to a National Grid substation in Burwell, among others.

The transformer left Ipswich Docks, Suffolk this morning at 8:00 a.m. and had reached Needham Market, roughly on the A14 about 12 miles from its starting point, at 11:30 a.m.

The journey is expected to take a total of 10 hours, with the transformer expected to arrive in Burwell at 6:00 p.m.

The transformer, which is over eight meters long, four meters high and five meters wide, is delivered on a special vehicle with a police escort.

Motorists are advised to avoid the route if possible, we will be informed about the route in the following blog.

Burwell residents were also asked not to park on the street or sidewalk between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Ness Road, High Street, Reach Road, and Weir Road.

We will have live updates on where the transformer has arrived as well as news on significant traffic issues on our blog below: