UPDATE: �20million announced for A14 improvements

IT has been announced that �20 million of Government money will be spent on upgrading the notoriously-congested A14 in Cambridge.

The A14 is one of 40 road projects across the country to benefit from a �30 billion Government investment in infrastructure.

Full details are expected to be announced tomorrow in the chancellor’s autumn statement but MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert suggested that improvements to road junctions to increase safety and tackle congestion will be included in the scheme.

Dr Huppert said: “We have waited for such a long time for this news and it is very welcome.

“It will be a great relief for all those who travel on the A14 and see first-hand how dangerous this road can be.

“Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t an accident on this road.

“I have always maintained that the best and fastest way to solve the problems on the A14 is through safety improvements rather than a massive new road building project.

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“Now the Government has taken this on board and I am hopeful that this work will be underway quickly.”

North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara has joined the Hunts Post campaign launched with Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly for improvements to the A14. He said: “A more modern and updated A14 would be excellent news for our area, both in terms of reduced casualties and as a big boost for the local economy.”