A14 blackspot gets £32m project go-ahead

A MULTI million pound scheme to improve safety on the A14 in Suffolk has been given the go-ahead today.

A MULTI million pound scheme to improve safety on the A14 in Suffolk has been given the go-ahead today.

The £32m project to improve the busy road between Haughley New Street and Stowmarket was given the green light by transport minister Dr Stephen Ladyman and will provide a new 2.3 mile two lane dual carriageway on that stretch of the A14.

The new road has also been designed to provide a two-level junction which will give safer access to the A14 from the villages of Haughley, Haughley New Street and Harleston.

The majority of the work will be carried out away from the existing A14 carriageway to minimise disruption to motorists.

Dr Ladyman said: "This new stretch of the A14 will improve safety and provide people in Haughley, Haughley New Street and Harleston with better access to the A14 - it's good news for local people.

"The scheme will also provide safe crossing points for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders and will be carefully landscaped to minimise the environmental impact of the scheme.”

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The work on the improvements is expected to start in early summer and should take approximately 19 months.

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