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Suffolk businesses back campaign for £150 million investment in A14

Suffolk businesses back campaign for £150 million investment in A14

The campaign to secure £150 million of government investment in the A14 in Suffolk is making its concluding case – ahead of an expected announcement later in the year. The Suffolk Chamber -led campaign No More A14 Delays in Suffolk, which is seeking funds from the second roads investment strategy to tackle seven ’pinch points’, has secured the backing of 150 businesses along the route. Mark Pendlington, chair of the A14 Strategy Board, has written to transport secretary Chris Grayling highlighting the support for the campaign and the boost to jobs which the investment would bring. He said: “We have demonstrated how an investment of £150m could be transformational, with a return on that investment to the national economy of £1.5bn. Which is why we see the A14 in Suffolk as the ‘golden thread’ running through our economy that has the potential to further boost business growth, and to attract and secure more jobs and inward investment in our growing economy.” The campaign received a boost last year when Highways England designated the road as a ‘current, planned and potential expressway’.

 

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