The Prime Minister appears to have opened the door to making one of the region's key transport links a toll road. David Cameron said he's looking at new ways of funding roads and said improvements to the busy A14 could be paid for by charging drivers.
The Prime Minister is proposing one of the biggest infrastructure privatisations since the railways putting the maintenance of our roads into private hands. If built, the tolled section of the A14 would be paid for by private companies. They'd hope to make that estimated billion-pound investment back by charging drivers per use of the new section of road. The government has promised tolls will only be used on brand new roads or new motorway lanes.
– West Suffolk MP, Matthew Hancock
"There's a chronic lack of investment in our roads there has been over at least a decade. The question is how do we get our traffic moving, get the roads moving get the economy moving knowing the constraints with our economy."