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A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton 

Location: UK » East of England » CB
Sector: Transport

The government cancelled the A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton highway project in the October 2010 Spending Review. By the government’s own admission, this corridor faces severe congestion, and mobility along the route is critical for economic success and growth. However, the Department for Transport decided that its £1bn cost was unaffordable.

The A14 is a dual carriageway running from M1/M6 motorway junction to Felixstowe Docks, a distance of approximately 130miles (210km). It is designated the main east-west strategic route between the east coast ports and the Midlands. The Ellington to Fen Ditton scheme was to have included:

* A new two lane dual carriageway to the west of Huntingdon between Ellington and the A1
* A new three lane dual carriageway between A1 and Fen Drayton around the south of Huntingdon and Godmanchester
* Widening of the existing A14 to three lanes in each direction between Fen Drayton and Fen Ditton, a distance of approximately 11miles (17km)
* Local access roads alongside the widened A14 between Fen Drayton and M11 Junction 14 at Girton
* Major interchanges with the A1 at Brampton, the existing A14 at Fen Drayton and the M11/A428 at Girton
* Detrunking of the existing A14 between the A1 and Fen Drayton and removal of the Huntingdon Railway Viaduct to provide opportunities for regenerating Huntingdon town centre

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