Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has confirmed that the long-planned upgrade to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon will be funded by the Government, rather than a toll.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast he said there would be "no delay to the delivery of that project," which is due to start in 2016.
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