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Major announcement on future development of A14

A14 in Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A major government announcement is expected in the next hour on a multi million pound scheme to upgrade parts of the A14. The road runs from the Port of Felixstowe to the M1 in the Midlands and is used by thousands of drivers every day.

Ministers hope the new investment will improve journey times and reduce delays.

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Fresh closures on the A14

Another series of overnight closures begins on the A14 tonight.

From 8pm this evening, to 6am tomorrow the road will be completely closed westbound between junctions 32 and 36. It will also be fully shut eastbound between junctions 31 and 32. Diversions will be in place.

Work is already ongoing on the A14 for the Girton to Histon Pinchpoint programme. A national programme, it involves making improvements to busy points all around the country's road network. The aim is to stimulate growth in the local economy, relieve congestion and improve road safety.

A14 roadworks for the Pinchpoint programme Credit: ITV News Anglia

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10 miles of delays on A14 towards Cambridge from J30

There 10 miles of queues on the A14 in Cambridgeshire after an accident at 5.50am this morning, between a lorry and two cars. One car has crashed into the central reservation.

The accident happened at J30 Oakington and Dry Drayton. Traffic is now backed up to J24 at Godmanchester the A1198 and B1044.

Lanes 2 and 3 are closed while emergency services deal with the accident.

There are also reports of westbound traffic slowing down to look at the accident, causing some delays there too.

Long delays on A14 towards Cambridge after accident

There are around 8 miles of queues on the A14 eastbound heading towards Cambridge this morning after an accident just before 6.00am.

It happened near Junction 30 at Oakington and Dry Drayton and there are currently delays back to Junction 25 Hemingford Abbotts. Lanes 2 and 3 are closed.

Cambridgeshire police say that westbound is also slow because people are slowing down to look at the accident.

Councillors to discuss plans for A14 in Cambridgeshire

A14, Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Councillors will meet today to discuss the proposals for improving the A14 through Cambridgeshire.

The A14 improvement scheme will be on the agenda of the Environment Scrutiny Committee.

Councillors are expected to recommend to approve an interim response to the Highways Agency's consultation, that gives support in principle to the scheme.

It will also ask for more details on the impact of the project to the city of Cambridge.

The A14 scheme is due to be submitted to the Government for consideration in October this year.

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