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Government announces £22m roads scheme

The A14: One of the roads scheduled for improvements Photo: PA

The Highways Agency has announced £22m worth improvements to six of the region's roads, which the Government hopes will boost the economy and reduce congestion.

The schemes are part of a £217 million national programme to remove bottlenecks and keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and major A roads.

Many of the improvements will be delivered in 2013 and 2014, and they will all be completed by March 2015.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin revealed that the schemes in the East of England comprise:

• A14 junction 31 to 32 improvement, Cambridgeshire

• A1(M) junction 6 northbound all lane running, Welwyn

• A1 Black Cat part-time signals, Chawston, Bedfordshire

• A47 Honingham roundabout expressway, Norfolk

• A1/A47 Wansford junction, Peterborough

• A120 Galleys Corner roundabout improvement, Essex

To view Matthew Hudson's report on this announcement click here