Hunts business leader says A14 upgrade announcement is ‘result of excellent partnership’


A14 - Credit: Archant

HUNTINGDONSHIRE business leaders have welcomed investment into the A14 upgrade between Huntingdon and Cambridge.

Grahame Nix, chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which has pleded £50million to the £1.5b scheme, said: “We are delighted that the Government has announced the upgrade to the A14 and that the start date has been brought forward to 2016 – the most important infrastructure project in our area.

“As the single largest local contributor to the scheme, we are delivering on our promise to unblock the barriers to growth that impede not only our local businesses, but the UK economy as a whole.

“Businesses told us that upgrading the A14 was the single most important issue to resolve – we listened and we have helped to make it happen.

“This announcement is the result of excellent partnership working and contributions, led by Cambridgeshire County Council, which have enabled us to get the agreement from Government to finally deliver this long overdue upgrading of the A14.”