Mayor Dr Nik Johnson’s letter to Transport Minister, Mark Harper, to push for further details on Ely Junction, A10 and A1139
Dear Secretary of State,
I am writing to follow up on the Prime Ministers Network North announcements regarding A10 and A1139 improvements and Ely Area Capacity Enhancements at Conservative Party Conference.
Such news has been met warmly by residents in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and I am keen to understand the wider details around these welcome announcements. Specifically, around exact funding awards for each scheme and expected timescales.
We share your sentiment that to be pro-public transport does not mean being anti-car, indeed, improved infrastructure on the A10 and A1139 will not just improve journeys for motorists but will increase road capacity for improved bus routes, also. Increased connectivity between our major towns and cities within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the key to continued growth in our region.
It is for this reason, that I believe that to make Cambridge 2040 a true success, transport links (and public transport links) between the city of Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough and Fenland must also be improved. It is for that reason; I very much hope to see the A10 and A1139 improvements and Ely Area Capacity Enhancements progressed alongside Cambridge 2040 plans.
The Combined Authority will work with you, and the Department for Transport, to deliver these much-needed schemes for the residents and businesses of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.