£9million of improvements could be on the way for A428 between Cambridge and St Neots

14:58 10 July 2014

DCLG Minister Stephen Williams, visits Alconbury Weald for announcement of Growth Deal, Adrian Canhard, Strategy and Planning Director for Urban and Civic, talks to reporters.

DCLG Minister Stephen Williams, visits Alconbury Weald for announcement of Growth Deal, Adrian Canhard, Strategy and Planning Director for Urban and Civic, talks to reporters.

Archant

The A428 corridor between St Neots and Cambridge could be in line for £9million of improvements, it was revealed on Monday.

Government officials have asked the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to work with Cambridgeshire County Council to write a business case for improvements to the road as part of a new Growth Deal.

In Cambridgeshire, the Growth Deal, an initiative which will see five years of funding for LEPs across the country for business and infrastructure investment, has included funding for a number of road projects as well as inviting a bid for £9m to invest in improvements to the heavily congested road.

Adrian Cannard, who submitted the LEP’s bid for the first round of funding, said he was working with the South East Midlands LEP, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Highways Agency for improvements to the A428 after it was highlighted as one of the key priorities by businesses.

He told The Hunts Post: “We have been asked to work with the county council to submit a full business case for A428 improvements. We will be working on this bid for the next few months to submit for the next round of funding, which for this has been provisionally allocated £9m.

“The road is one of our key priorities and we are working with colleagues from South East Midlands as they also view the Cambridge to St Neots corridor as a priority.”

Mr Cannard added: “Caxton Gibbet is a main issue as there is a problem with congestion, especially at peak hours. We don’t know the exact plans for the improvements as it’s still early in the process.”

He said that he was still working with the Highways Agency to deliver an upgraded A428 between Caxton Gibbett and St Neots, which is included in CCC’s long term transport strategy.

Councillor Jason Ablewhite, executive leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, said: “It’s a very good day for Huntingdonshire with the announcement of the Growth Deal.

“We are very pleased to secure three out of four bids for funding especially the St Neots to Cambridge improvements which are very welcome indeed.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

57 minutes ago
Westfield School, St Ives, are planting a time capsule, to mark their 50th anniversary, Year 6 pupils (l-r) Jack, Harry, and Anna,

Text books, a football shirt, leavers’ book, a commemorative tea towel and mug are among a host of items that have been buried in a time capsule at Westfield Junior School, St Ives.

07:20
Luminus, the eastern region’s premier housing provider, has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year and Social Enterprise of the Year categories for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

The eastern region’s premier housing provider has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.

Yesterday, 14:45
Police Stock, Huntingdon pcso's

Police officers on patrol in Kimbolton managed to prevent a burglary when they came across three masked men attempted to break into a business.

Yesterday, 14:31
Greggs refurbishment, Huntingdon, (l-r) Area Manager Penny Cornwell, and Manager Wendy Morris,

After a two week closure Greggs, in High Street, Huntingdon, is set to re-open its doors tomorrow (August 1).

With the new academic year fast approaching, Huntingdonshire Regional College can help you to progress your career with a range of part-time adult courses.

Read more

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition