Following the announcement that Highways England has (9 December 2019) opened the Huntingdon Southern Bypass one year ahead of schedule, Natalie Chapman, Head of East of England, South of England and Urban Policy at FTA, comments:
“Speaking on behalf of the UK logistics industry, FTA is thrilled Highways England has opened the Huntingdon Southern Bypass a year ahead of schedule; a true testament to what can be achieved when the government prioritises the needs of logistics businesses and the strategic road network. Our members rely on effective and efficient road networks to keep goods moving across the UK, but the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon – a vital link connecting the East Coast ports in East Anglia with the Midlands and the rest of England – has long been plagued by congestion and safety issues. The bypass, which forms part of the £1.5 billion A14 upgrade, will help to boost connectivity, reliability and journey safety for commercial vehicle operators and private road users alike.
“The early launch of this project showcases the best in British ingenuity, hard work and efficiency; FTA and its members look forward to the rest of the scheme opening later next year”.
Source: Uk Haulier