Plans to build a new A14 toll road have been published by The Highways Agency.
The chancellor is expected to set out a further £11.5 billion of cuts, while MPs in the East are hoping for some good news for our roads.
Major disruption after a bio-fuel lorry overturned on the A14 between Brampton Hut and Thrapston in Cambridgehire.
Works on improving the A14 in Cambridgeshire get underway today, an extra lane is being put in between Girton and Histon on both sides of the road.
The work will take place primarily during the day using narrow lanes with a 50mph speed limit.
Some overnight lane and road closures will be required and traffic will be diverted at times.
The work is part of a £317 million pinch point improvement programme designed to boost local economies, reduce congestion and improve safety on the strategic road network in England.
It should take 8 months to complete.
Delays on the A14 are costing Suffolk businesses £140 million a year according to a new report on the impact the road is having on the county's economy.
The study by accountants firm Ernst and Young says the time lost in delays across the A14 costs companies over £110 million with a further £29 million lost by supply chain industries.
They believe ending congestion on the road could instead generate revenue and create thousands of more jobs.
There will be an abnormal load travelling through Norfolk and Suffolk on Wednesday.
The steel tank will be escorted from the A11 at Snetterton to the Cambridgeshire border of the A14 from 9.30am.
Delays are expected through the roadworks at Elveden.
The road is closed and there is stationary traffic due to an accident in Cambridgeshire on A14 westbound between J29 B1050 (Bar Hill) and J26 A1096 London Road (St Ives) towards Huntingdon.
There will be delays on the A14 in Northamptonshire this week.
Part of the Kettering bypass will be closed as part of a £42 million scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion.
The westbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 7, will shut from 8pm until 6am.
Drivers are being warned that part of the A14 Kettering bypass will be shut for the next five nights as part of a £42 million scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion.
The westbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 7 will shut from 8pm at night until 6am in the morning all this week.
Project manager, Mike Hall said:
"We endeavour to avoid overnight working as far as possible, however we cannot do these works during the day. There may be some disturbance to local residents... but we will of course do our best to minimise this by doing the noisiest work as early as possible during the closure period."
Drivers are being warned that part of the A14 Kettering bypass will be closed for five nights as part of its £42million scheme to improve safety and relieve congestion.
The westbound carriageway will shut between junctions 9 and 7 from 8pm until 6am from Monday 17 to Friday 21 of February.
The work involves vegetation removal and installation of temporary safety barriers on the slip roads at junction 8. At the same time the opportunity will be taken to carry out some carriageway repairs.
– Project manager Mike Hall
We endeavour to avoid overnight working as far as possible, however we cannot do these works during the day as we need to close the carriageway.
There may be some disturbance to local residents, as removing vegetation and installing new barriers can be noisy, but we will of course do our best to minimise this by doing the noisiest work as early as possible during the closure period."
Suffolk MPs and Business leaders are to meet the Transport Secretary this afternoon to call on him to cancel proposals to toll part of the A14.
The MPs say the Suffolk economy will suffer if drivers are made to pay to use the road between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
But the Government say it's fair for motorists to pay a share to fund a major upgrade of the A14.
Suffolk MP David Ruffley tells @george_osborne plans for A14 toll road are a poll tax on wheels