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FTA puts spotlight on Highways Agency proposals for A14

Yesterday (7th April) saw the launch of a 10-week consultation on the scheme announced by the Agency. 

Malcolm Bingham, FTA head of road network policy, said: ‘Now that the Government has abandoned all thought of tolling the A14 near to Cambridge it is time to look seriously at the Highways Agency proposals to develop this stretch of the road network which is so important to strategic freight movements.

‘The consultation issued today indicates a preferred route for the A14, and it is important to assess if the new proposal will provide better journey reliability on the road between Cambridge and the A1 near to Huntingdon.’

A previous public consultation on route options for the scheme saw the controversial plans to toll the road dropped.

The current consultation exercise is intended to give local residents, businesses, haulage operators and communities more information on the scope and details of the proposals and to have their say on the plans.

The 10-week consultation runs until 15th June 2014. For more details, click here.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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