2015 Report details for project: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Project name: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme - there are 6 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DFT (D9) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme will comprise: Huntingdon Southern Bypass (11.8 miles / 19km):A1 Trunk Road Improvements including Alconbury to Brampton:A14 Trunk Road Improvements (10.5 miles / 17km): .De-trunking of the existing A14 from Brampton Hut to Fen Drayton and from Alconbury interchange to Spittals. Overall Objectives, as agreed with DfT (and revised to omit references to tolling in light of the announcement on 03/12/13 that the scheme would not be tolled). a) To support and enhance the role of the current A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon as a major national (Trans-European Network) and inter-urban regional transport artery. b) To develop the options from the DfT A14 study to provide additional capacity, increase journey time reliability, by improving and better managing traffic flow conditions, and ensure the safe and economic operation of the trunk road. c) To determine the optimal funding strategy taking account contributions from local authorities and partners. d) Is affordable whilst maximising the benefit/cost ratio and hence value for money.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Successful delivery is forecast with the constant monitoring of the key risks to delivery. All critical delivery areas have dedicated leaders and are resourced. A robust mitigation strategy has been developed to counter any legal challenge that might jeopardise works starting by the end of 2016. A risk management process is in place with an identified escalation process. The project underwent statutory pre-application public consultation which concluded in June 2014. A public consultation report is being produced outlining the results.
Start date: 2012-09-01
End date: 2021-09-30
Schedule text: Pre application consultation was held in April and concluded in June 2014 which was earlier than originally baseline. Submission of the Development Consent Order application was re-scheduled to the end of 2014 to allow for the inclusion of design changes identified as a result of feedback from the public consultation and to allow for changes and revisions in traffic model data. Project is on track to be open for traffic by end 2020.
Baseline: £23.50m
Forecast: £17.49m
Variance: -25.60%
Variance text: The forecasts reflect the current known activities. Reforecasting is currently ongoing due to additional design changes to incorporate consultation feedback, and additional design work being brought forward to support an accelerated programme. The year end position is expected to increase closer to budget. The project will continue to monitor forecast costs against budget in line with the Highways England internal governance and financial procedures and address any issues that may be identified.
Whole Life Cost: £1,519.32m
WLCost text: The Whole Life Cost Budget CDEL funding includes an allocation for the A14 over a 6 year period from 2015/16 to 2020/21 and accords with the Highways England bid and confirmed settlement as part of spending round 2013 (SR13). The total for that period included in the bid for the A14 was £1.489bn and will not change. The Highways England funded development costs for 2013/14 and 2014/15 from within its SR10 funding allocation, from savings across the portfolio.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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