Major road improvements

The Government has announced that a major 1.5 billion pound upgrade of the A14 will go ahead.

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UKIP call for A14 council funding to be withdrawn

A14 Credit: ITV Anglia

UKIP is calling for the withdrawal of council funding for improvements to the A14. The party says major roads should be funded by the government.

UKIP now holds the balance of power on the hung Cambridgeshire County Council and wants a local referendum on the issue. The government is planning a new toll road to ease congestion on the A14.

A14 the big winner in government spending plans

The government has announced a 1.5 billion pound investment for one of the busiest roads in the region - but drivers will have to pay to use it. The new A14 toll road in Cambridgeshire was given the green light today, with work starting in 2016, two years earlier than planned.

The government said the road would unlock "jobs, housing and growth" in the region. In today's infrastructure announcement, the A14 was the biggest winner in our region. But also going ahead are the A5 / M1 link road and a new Thames crossing in Essex.

There's investment too for science and business in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge will also get investment in broadband and wireless technology. And in education, 15 schools in a poor condition in the region will be rebuilt. Matthew Hudson reports.

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Major upgrade for the A14

A14 Credit: ITV ANGLIA

The Government has announced today that a major 1.5 billion pound upgrade of the A14 will go ahead. The road, which runs through Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, has long faced congestion problems. But there's concerns motorists will have to pay to use the new road.

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