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Roads minister visits congestion-cutting scheme in the east of England

The A1 and A47 Wansford interchange carries over 60,000 vehicles per day and improvements will see the eastbound A47 and A1 slip road widened and new traffic signals installed at the eastbound roundabout. The much-needed changes will help improve traffic flow and safety for road users in and around the county.

John Hayes said: ‘These improvements will be a huge benefit to road users who get stuck at this junction on a daily basis. Plans are on track to see diggers on the ground in January, and once completed the works will cut congestion and unlock the economy in the east of England.

‘This is part of a £24 billion upgrade to Britain’s major roads, which will include further improvements to the A47, details of which will be set out later this year.’

The £600,000 scheme is part of the government’s £100m funding dedicated to tackling ‘pinch points’ of congestion on Britain’s local roads.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.