Jim has welcomed the announcement today from Transport Minister Mike Penning that construction will begin this summer on a package of improvement works to ease congestion on the A14.
The package includes improvements to the layout of the Girton and Spittals junctions which currently act as significant bottlenecks and the installation of variable message signs, both on the A14 and its feeder roads, to will give drivers an idea of the traffic conditions ahead.
Jim said, “Here in Cambridgeshire we all know that one problem on the A14 can gridlock the whole county. A fit-for-purpose A14 is vital for the economic prosperity of Cambridgeshire and so I welcome this package of measures which should provide short term relief as we work towards identifying longer term improvements to enhance the capacity and performance of the A14.”
MPs and their representatives also met with the Minister today to discuss the progress on identifying and developing options for these longer term improvements.
Jim said, “The meeting was constructive and I want to assure my constituents that work is being done on finding a wider solution to the A14 problems which is both effective and also affordable. As ever, I will continue to campaign on behalf of my constituents until we have the A14 that we need.”