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Driver caught doing 118mph

Speed cameras on the A14 Credit: ITV Anglia

A driver doing 118 miles an hour on the A14 at Girton was the fastest recorded by speed cameras in Cambridgeshire in the past year.

The police have released the top five speeds in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Two motorists were also clocked doing 116 miles an hour on the A14 near Huntingdon.

A14 upgrade starts

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.

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Delays on A14 costing Suffolk business £140m a year

The cost of delays on the A14 are put at £140 million in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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Drivers warned of partial bypass closure

The closure will take part on the westbound carriageway Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Kettering bypass Credit: ITV News Anglia

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 warned of A14 overnight closures

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.

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."

– Project manager Mike Hall

Suffolk MPs and Business leaders call for A14 toll plans to be cancelled

Suffolk MPs and Business leaders have called for the Transport Secretary to cancel proposals to toll part of the A14. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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