Monday, 28 November 2011

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert Welcomes News Of £20M For A14 Safety Improvements

MP Julian Huppert, who has been pushing for more than a decade for safety improvements on Cambridge’s notorious A14, has welcomed today’s news that the project will get £20 million of government funding.

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 (Tuesday, November 29) in the Chancellor’s autumn statement but early indications suggest improvements to road junctions to increase safety and reduce congestion will be included in the scheme.

Julian said: “We have waited for such a long time for this news; 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.  Now the government has taken this on board and I am hopeful that this work will be underway quickly.”

Julian recently raised the issue of the A14 with Business Secretary, Vince Cable and Transport Minister, Norman Baker.