Tolls to fund A14 improvements idea abandoned!

As reported by the BBC in the last few days: “Plans to create the UK’s first toll road for a decade are to be dropped, with improvements to the A14 instead funded from general taxation.” Commenting previously on the issue in a letter to the Telegraph, Peter Chivall, Peterborough Lib Dem Vice Chair said: “The proposed ‘bells and whistles’ upgrade of the A14 from Cambridge to Huntingdon will cost a staggering £1,500millions to build. “Although the Highways Agency and Conservative Councils and MPs in Huntingdon and south Cambridgeshire claim that the full £1,500millions scheme is necessary to reduce congestion and speed HGV traffic from the Midlands to Felixstowe Port, traffic[…]