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Delays on A14 in Suffolk after two lorries crash

There are delays on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk after a crash involving two lorries.

Delays on the A14 after a crash involving two lorries in Suffolk. Credit: Suffolk Police

The incident happened just after 7am on the A14 eastbound at junction 41 for Risby. Congestion is reported back to junction 39 for the B1506 at Kentford.

One of the lorries hit the central reservation damaging 200 metres of safety barrier.

One lane of the A14 is closed for barrier repairs.

"The RTC resulted in closure of the A14 due one of the vehicles coming to rest straddling the central reservation. Where possible drivers are asked to avoid the area if they are able to due to the congestion caused by the road closure."

– Suffolk Police

Horse loose as A14 closed after horsebox fire

Part of the A14 near Cambridge has been closed after a horsebox caught fire. It was reported that at least one horse was on the loose.

There were long delays on one of the busiest sections of the road north of Cambridge.

The incident was between Histon and Milton and the westbound carriageway was closed near junction 32 for a time.


Contractor appointed to build expanded section of A14

Balfour Beatty Carillion are to widen the A14 between Milton and Swavesey in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Balfour Beatty Carillion has been awarded what could be a £300 million contract to widen a section of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

The company will start with pre-construction work between Swavesey and Milton worth nearly half a million pounds.

It's part of the government's £1.5 billion "Road Investment Strategy" to upgrade the A14, which is a notorious bottleneck on the road from the Suffolk coast to the Midlands.

This is the third contract to be awarded on the road project. In June Highways England appointed two joint venture contractors – one to design the improvement; the second to construct two sections of the scheme.

Calls for 50mph speed limit on A14

The charity Brake backs calls for speed limit on A14 Credit: ITV Anglia

Campaigners are calling for the speed limit on the A14 to be lowered to 50 miles an hour.

It comes a week after there was widespread disruption on the road following a collision involving two lorries and a car.

The current speed limit is 70 miles and hour.

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.


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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