Govt to fund improvements to A14 instead of toll

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.

The A14 provides an important connection to the UK's most important port facilities
The A14 provides an important connection to the UK's most important port facilities Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

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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