In the Autumn Statement yesterday, the Government announced that it will invest £20 million “to reduce congestion on the A14”. This was welcomed by local politicians including Cambridge MP Julian Huppert and County Council leader Nick Clarke. However, it’s worth comparing this amount with the £1.1 billion of improvements to the A14 that were cancelled by the Government in 2010. Each block represents £1 million:
It’ll be interesting to see what measurable difference to the A14 this money will actually make. Julian Huppert has said he will find out exactly what is planned. The Autumn Statement also announced £110 million for widening the A14 Kettering bypass in Northamptonshire.