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Mobile visitor centre for A14 updates will tour towns & villages

Work has already begun on the A14 upgrade between Cambridge and Huntingdon Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mobile visitor centre with information about the upgrade of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, is being launched.

Highways England say it will visit towns and villages affected by the work on the road and will have information on how to plan journeys as well as updates on its progress.

Highways England want to be able to visit local communities along the route with information that will benefit more people, rather than asking them to come to a static visitor centre.

With this mobile visitor centre, the team will also head to business premises, local events, libraries, community and support groups as in particular over the next few years.

After today's launch, the mobile visitor centre will have its first outing at Tesco Bar Hill on Wednesday 15th March.

Read more about the start of work on A14 upgrade.

Driver dies in A14 crash after lorry and car catch fire

The crash happened at Creeting St Mary in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A driver whose car crashed with a lorry and burst into flames on the A14 in Suffolk last night has died.

Police were called to the westbound carriageway at Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich, at about 7.15pm yesterday, Friday 20 January.

A car had crashed with a lorry close to the A140 Beacon Hill junction and both vehicles had caught fire.

A man, thought to have been the driver of the car, died at the scene.

The road reopened at 3am today.

Part of A14 closed after crash

Scene of the crash

Part of the A14 in Suffolk is closed tonight after a serious crash.

A lorry and a car were in collision just before 7:15pm this evening on the westbound stretch at Beacon Hill, near Ipswich.

The lorry subsequently caught fire. Police say the road will be closed for the next few hours. Diversions are in place.


Warning to 'avoid A14' after lorry crash in Cambridgeshire

Two lorries have crashed on the A14 causing big delays. Credit: @CambsCops

Drivers have been warned to avoid the A14 at Girton in Cambridgeshire after a crash between two lorries.

It happened just before 7.30am today at junction 31 of the westbound carriageway.

One lane has been closed and officers are urging drivers to avoid the area until further notice or expect long delays.

The M11 slip road has also been closed and diversions put in place via the A14 and A428 while attempts are made to move the HGVs.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries.

Average speed cameras on A14 to be scrapped

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy

If you commute using the A14 in Cambridge every day, then news that the controversial average speed cameras are to be scrapped may come as some relief.

Campaigners are raising fears that the stretch of road could become a "racetrack" Credit: ITV News Anglia

The number of speeding tickets issued on the stretch of road shot up after they were installed - from 150 in 2010 to 1,946 the following year.

In 2012, more than three thousand drivers were caught speeding on it.

Highways England say planned improvements to the A14 will ease congestion and make speed cameras unnecessary, but campaigners fear the road could become a racetrack.

Warning issued about filming serious accidents

A man was air lifted to Addenbrooke's hospital Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police have warned they will take action against any drivers caught filming a serious road accident on mobile phones.

A man was air lifted to Addenbrooke's hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds yesterday afternoon involving three cars and two lorries.

One of the lorry drivers received serious injuries. People filming the incident caused severe delays on the opposite carriageway.

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