Securing Better Transport

A11 Fiveways: Since the A11 dualling was completed in 2015, I have campaigned hard for safety improvements to Fiveways, so I warmly welcome the announcement by the Department for Transport that £400,000 will be made available for the installation of traffic lights at Fiveways as part of a £220 million fund to relieve congestion on the Strategic Road Network. This upgrade is due to start in the spring of 2018.  There will also be resurfacing work taking place following the harsh winter conditions.

A1307: I have pushed for improvements to the A1307, the road which runs between Haverhill and Cambridge.  The A1307 is an extremely dangerous road with far too many fatalities.  This is widely recognised.  I chair the A1307 Strategy Board along with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and we are currently gathering contributions from local stakeholders to fund the report on the traffic data survey.  I have raised the issue of the A1307 with both the Secretary of State and the Minister of State at the Department for Transport. I will keep fighting to improve transport in West Suffolk.  I am also campaigning for the A1307 to be included in the Major Roads Network.