The campaign to improve the A1307 has gathered momentum after an MP hosted a packed public meeting last Friday (March 21).
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock called the meeting at the New Croft, which he chaired a panel consisting of Cambridgeshire County and South Cambridgeshire District Cllr (SCDC) Roger Hickford, fellow county Cllr Ian Bates, cabinet member for growth and planning, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for roads and transport Graham Newman and Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) chairman Graham Nix.
Mr Hancock’s stated aim is to dual the A1307 from Haverhill to the A11 at Fourwentways, and called the meeting to hear the views of Haverhill residents and also of Cambridgeshire villagers along the A1307 corridor.
Cllr Hickford has called for a separate dual carriageway to run from Horseheath to Fourwentways on a similar path to the old Roman road to bypass Linton.
The £500 million released to improve transport links to Cambridge as part of the ‘city deal’ is likely to focus on the A1307 from Fourwentways to Cambridge.
The meeting closed with a vote of unanimous support for keeping up work towards solving the problem, which Mr Hancock said he would do, promising more public meetings.
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