A huge bottleneck on a major road in Cambridgeshire is set to be eased with the early opening of part of the A14 improvement.
There have been long delays and roadworks for many years now, on what is one of the main east-west links road in the Anglia region between Cambridge and Brampton near Huntingdon.
The new 12-mile dual carriageway bypassing Huntingdon will open to traffic this December, a full year ahead of schedule.
The bypass is part of a £1.5 billion project to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 in the county which is currently the biggest road revamp project under construction in the UK.
Highways England says when the entire scheme is finished at the end of 2020 it will save drivers up to 20 minutes on journeys.
It says it will help people living and working in the East of England and the whole UK by improving access to and from the country’s biggest container port at Felixstowe in Suffolk.
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“This Government is committed to delivering an infrastructure revolution and it’s fantastic that a key section of this vital route will be delivered a year ahead of schedule, helping people travelling in the East of England get to their destination quickly and safely.
The Huntingdon bypass had been due to open alongside the rest of the improved A14 by the end of 2020.