FTA response to A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon early upgrade
Tuesday 05 May 2020
In response to the news today (5 May 2020) that the upgraded A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon has opened to traffic eight months ahead of schedule, Natalie Chapman, Head of South of England and Urban Policy at FTA, comments:
“As the business organisation representing the logistics sector, FTA is thrilled Highways England has opened the upgraded A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon eight months ahead of schedule; a testament to the body’s determination to improve road infrastructure and connectivity in the heart of England. FTA’s members rely on effective and efficient road networks to keep goods moving across the UK and an upgrade of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon – a road plagued with congestion and safety issues for some time – has been needed for many years. After all, this stretch represents an important strategic link for freight transport, connecting the ports in East Anglia with the Midlands and the rest of England; our members – who continue to work tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 outbreak – will benefit greatly from the improved reliability, connectivity and safety this vital upgrade affords.”
Efficient logistics is vital to keep the UK trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. FTA is one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for safe and efficient logistics. We are the only business group in the UK that represents all of logistics, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.