Britain’s biggest road project to finish early
The new Swavesey junction with its pedestrian and cycle bridge
Britain’s biggest road project, the £1.5bn A14 improvement scheme, is to open more than six months ahead of schedule.
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The scheme designed to improve journeys between the east of England and the Midlands was planned to open by the end of 2020 but will now open this spring. It has been delivered by the A14 Integrated Delivery Team – a joint venture between Balfour Beatty, Costain, Skanska, Atkins and CH2M.
The announcement follows the December opening of a part of the 21-mile scheme – a new 12-mile bypass south of Huntingdon – a year early.
Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “The A14 is a vital route used by 85,000 drivers every day and including more than 21,000 hauliers transporting essential goods around the country.
“Opening this scheme more than six months early and on budget shows what the UK construction industry can achieve working with Highways England on the Strategic Road Network. I would like to thank them for their focus on our joint success and for their one team approach.”