Improvements to be made at Wansford junction

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New signs and road markings will be installed at a junction at Wansford.

The improvements will be made to the A1/A47 Wansford junction as part of a £217 million national programme to remove bottlenecks and keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and A roads.

The funding was announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin yesterday (Sunday).

Many of the improvements will be delivered in 2013 and 2014, and they will all be completed by March 2015.

Mr McLoughlin said: “These £217 million road improvements prove the Government’s determination to accelerate growth and cut congestion.

“Keeping traffic moving is vital to securing prosperity.

“By removing bottlenecks and improving access to local enterprise zones, key international trading ports and communities, these road schemes will help get people to and from work and power the economy.

“They also have the potential to help deliver more than 300,000 new jobs and 150,000 new homes.”

Commenting on the Wansford junction improvements, Shailesh Vara (Con), MP for North West Cambridgeshire, said: “This is excellent news.

“It should help to alleviate some of the problems experienced by a number of people.

“It’s particularly good that we will have this expenditure despite the difficult economic climate at present.”