A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements

Closed 28 Jul 2019

Opened 3 Jun 2019


This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.

This is the 2019 consultation. For the 2020 consultation please visit the 2020 consultation page.

We're consulting on proposals to upgrade the route between the Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet roundabout.

We’re planning to improve journeys between Milton Keynes and Cambridge with a new 10-mile dual carriageway and new and improved junctions along the route.

This will help bring communities together and support long-term sustainable growth in the region.

Give Us Your Views

Why we are consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the scheme proposals. Your feedback will inform our continuing development of the scheme, up to the point at which we are ready to submit our application for planning consent.

You can find out more in our consultation booklet.

Find out more:

  • Watch our fly-through videos below to see the route and junctions.
  • Get the A428 app to explore the Black Cat junction in 3D using Augmented Reality. Available from Google play and the App Store.
  • Pick up copies of our consultation booklet and response form at the local libraries listed below.
  • Make it Minecraft: explore the scheme in the world of Minecraft by coming to one of our consultation events, where we'll be holding drop-in workshops (see below).

Fly-through videos


Minecraft fly-through


All the latest information about the scheme is available:

  • on the A428 web page 
  • at our consultation events, where our proposals will be on display and our team will be available to answer questions (venues/dates shown below)
  • at deposit points, where you can view copies of the consultation documents (venues shown below) and pick up a response form and consultation booklet.

How to have your say

There are various ways you can give us your views:

  • Complete the online survey using the box on this page
  • Download a copy of the response form and send it to: info@a428.co.uk or FREEPOST, A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet

Paper copies of the response forms can also be completed and handed in at our consultation events (see below). Or are available on request by calling 0300 123 5000.

Visit a deposit point (see below) for paper copies of our consultation booklet and response form. Reference copies of our consultation documents will also be available to view.

The closing date for this consultation is 11.59pm, Sunday 28 July 2019.


Our team and technical specialists will be available at the following consultation events to share our plans and answer any questions. We’ll also be holding drop in sessions to explore the scheme in Minecraft.

Date Time Venue Location
Thursday 13 June 2019 12 noon to 8pm Wyboston Training Centre (Oakley Suite) Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL
Friday 21 June 2019 12 noon to 8pm St Neots Priory Centre Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BH
Monday 24 June 2019 12 noon to 8pm Wyboston Village Hall Wyboston, Bedford MK44 3AG
Saturday 29 June 2019 10am to 4pm Newton Primary School Caxton End, Eltisley, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6TL
Tuesday 2 July 2019 12 noon to 8pm Stuart Memorial Hall Church Street, Tempsford, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2AW
Thursday 11 July 2019 12 noon to 8pm Yelling Village Hall High Street, St Neots, PE19 6SB
Monday 15 July 2019 12 noon to 8pm Doubletree by Hilton, Cambourne Cambridge Belfry, Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6BW
Thursday 18 July 2019 12 noon to 8pm Roxton Village Hall High Street, Roxton, Bedford MK44 3EB

We will also be holding smaller ‘pop up’ events at local shopping centres and taking our mobile visitor centre to the following locations:

Pop up events

Date Time Venue Location
Saturday 22 June 2019 9am to 4pm Harpur Centre Horne Lane, Bedford, MK40 1TJ
Saturday 13 July 2019 10am to 3pm Centre:MK 24 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3ES

Mobile visitor centre

Date Time Venue Location
Friday 7 June 2019 8.30am to 2.30pm Sandy Town Centre Car Park 55-57 High St, Sandy SG19 1AG
Sunday 9 June 2019 10am to 3pm Outside Boots Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3ND
Monday 10 June 2019 3pm to 7pm Extra, Cambridge Services A14/M11, CB23 4WU
Saturday 15 June 2019 10am to 3pm ASDA Milton Keynes Goslington, Bletcham Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1QB
Friday 12 July 2019 8.30am to 2.30pm Pendrill Court, Papworth Everard Ermine Street North, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3UY

Deposit locations

You can view consultation documents and and pick up a response form and consultation booklet at the following locations during their normal opening hours:

  • Bedford Borough Council - Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
  • Cambourne Library - Sackville House, Sackville Way, Cambridge, CB23 6HD
  • Huntingdonshire District Council - St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3TN
  •  Huntingdonshire District Council - St Neots Customer Service Centre, The Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BH
  • Milton Keynes Central Library - 555 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HL
  • Papworth Library - Pendrill Court, Ermine Street North, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3UY
  • Sandy Library - Market Square, Sandy, SG19 1EH
  • South Cambridgeshire District Council - South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6EA
  • St Neots Library - 1 Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BH


  • All members of the public


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