The district council has pledged to work with the Government, Cambridgeshire County Council and other local authorities to find a cheaper way to relieve the A14s congestion problems than the £1.2billion Highways Agency scheme that was abandoned by the Chancellor last October. Malcolm Sharp, HDC joint managing director, said: For the sake of the economy and environment of Huntingdonshire, we are still going to need a road solution. We dont need to re-invent the wheel, so we are not looking to be part of a prolonged study as an excuse for inaction. But people who know about these things say a scheme thats more affordable can be brought forward. We believe in investing in success and this area is successful. But, if we are not careful, the A14 will be a drag on our expectations.