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Campaigners call for £150m to improve A14 in Suffolk

The A14 in Suffolk is the main trade route for the Port of Felixstowe. Credit: Birds i Images

Campaigners are heading to Westminster to appeal for £150 million to improve the A14 in Suffolk.

The No More Delays campaign wants investment for seven pinch points along the road to reduce congestion and unlock economic growth.

The A14 in Suffolk is a vital part of Britain’s Premier Trade route, but is clearly not fit for the needs of our fast-growing economy.

– Mark Pendlington, A14 strategy board
  • Improving the seven pinch points would cost £150million
  • The work would reduce travel delays by 15 minutes
  • It would create 5,000 jobs during construction
  • Unlock the building of around 35,000 new homes
Campaigners want to improve seven pinch points on the A14. Credit: Birds i Images

The A14 in Suffolk is a key trade route connecting the Port of Felixstowe to the wider region.

The Department for Transport will make a final decision on which road projects get extra funding.

The work will cost around £150 million. Credit: Birds i Images

Mark Pendlington, chair of the A14 strategy board said: “The A14 in Suffolk is a vital part of Britain’s Premier Trade route, but is clearly not fit for the needs of our fast-growing economy.

“We have known from the outset that a comparatively modest investment would deliver significant benefits for the national economy, and give Suffolk and the East of England the boost it needs to compete and win in the post Brexit international marketplace."