Council has not given up on A14 improvement

HUNTINGDONSHIRE councillors have not given up on the fight to solve the problems of congestion and pollution from the overcrowded A14.

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 A14’s 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 don’t 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 that’s 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.”