A14: Summit tackles Orwell Bridge gridlock menace

Traffic queueing over the Orwell bridge on the A14 due to an onion spill from a lorry last year

Traffic queueing over the Orwell bridge on the A14 due to an onion spill from a lorry last year - Credit: Andrew Partridge

HIGHWAYS officials have met with MPs and council chiefs to discuss the menace of gridlock on one of the country’s busiest roads.

Suffolk MPs Therese Coffey and Ben Gummer chaired the meeting today at the county council’s Endeavour House headquarters, where Highways Agency boss David Gingell was also quizzed by Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Guy McGregor, cabinet member for highways, and roads policing chief inspector Chris Spinks.

Read tomorrow’s paper for a full report on today’s meeting into finding a long-term solution to the gridlock caused by major incidents on the A14.