Grant to cut congestion on A14 in Cambridgeshire

A £2m grant to help cut congestion on the A14 in Cambridgeshire has been awarded.

The county council will use the government funds to double the size of the St Ives park-and-ride to 1,000 places.

It hopes this will encourage more people to use the guided busway rather than the A14 when going to Cambridge.

About £175,000 has also been awarded for variable message signs on the council's roads leading on to the A14.

These will warn drivers of hold-ups on the road, helping improve traffic flow.

Ian Bates, the Conservative-controlled council's cabinet member for growth and planning, said: "This is brilliant news and shows the willingness from all parties to get on and improve the A14.

"The A14 is a major trunk road which serves international trade and is vital to our local and national economy.

"Anyone who uses it also knows the congestion and accidents on this route costs lives and local business and we all want to change that."

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