Safety fears on Essex road

People living along the A131 in Bulmer Tye near Sudbury say reducing the speed limit isn't enough after twenty one crashes in three years.

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A14 upgrade details revealed

The proposed route of the one a half billion pound upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon has been revealed.

Key changes to the plans include a new layout for the A14 and A1 around Brampton, and improved junctions at Swavesey, Bar Hill and Girton.

The Highways Agency will announce the preferred route this Summer. If the proposals are approved - work is expected to start in 2016.

Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report.

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Overnight Essex road closures

Drivers using the A120 in Essex will face diversions overnight this week from tonight.

The road will be shut for resurfacing work at Bradwell each evening at 8pm until Thursday, finishing at 6am on Friday morning.

There'll be alternative routes in operation via Braintree and Marks Tey.

Appeal for money to repair damaged roads

The Local Government Association has witten to the Treasury asking for more money to repair potholes.

Damage to our roads is costing businesses around £5 billion a year and some local roads might have to close unless more Government money is made available for resurfacing, said the LGA.

It added: "Further severe weather could now lead to a tipping point in many areas where roads will become so damaged they will have to close."

The LGA has written to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander asking him to provide greater capital funding for road maintenance.

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