A14 improvements welcomed by FTA

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that the Secretary of State’s decision to approve the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is good news for transport operators.

The A14, an important route for the transport industry, will see a major new bypass of Huntingdon between Swavesey and Brampton as part of the 21-mile scheme. The improvements will also include widening the A1 between Brampton and Alconbury, widening the existing A14 between Swavesey and Milton, and improving the junctions at Bar Hill, Swavesey, Girton, Histon and Milton.

The road infrastructure in the area has suffered from years of disruption and a lack of reliability, but with these enhancements the transport industry should see vast improvement in travelling through the area.

The new route is expected to deliver vital connections for national and international transport, as well as improvements for local communities.

Malcolm Bingham, FTA’s Head of Road Network Management Policy, said: “FTA welcomes this decision and now looks for an early start to the sets of works and a system that will inform freight operators and motorists about disruptions that could be caused.

“Reliable and timely information will give freight operators the chance to better plan their journeys while the construction is taking place.”