The A10 stretch of road between Ely and Cambridge is a single carriageway road that links up to Kings Lynn in the North and London in the South. It is extremely busy with public transport, farm traffic, commuters, freight and through-traffic.
Why is it important?
- Traffic jams and delays are already very common
- Accidents are common
- 11,000 new homes and 14,000 jobs are likely to be created nearby, so the road will get even busier
- We want to link up public transport and active travel options across the region
What difference will it make?
Improving the A10 is expected to:
- reduce accidents in the area
- improve traffic and delays, both on the A10 and on parallel routes
- help to support new housing and jobs in the area
- create practical and safe cycling routes
- lay the channels under the road for utilities (water, power, waste, internet) that will be needed in the future
At the moment the suggested options include a range of possibilities from improving junctions to creating a completely new dual carriageway.
What happens next?
We are working on the Outline Business Case and the Preliminary Design.
On the current timetable, as long as the project is approved at each stage, work is likely to begin in 2026 and be fully completed in 2028.
When do I have a say?
There will be a formal public consultation on the final scheme when the Outline Business Case is finished and approved.
We welcome comments or suggestions at any time: please use our Contact Us form to get in touch with the transport team.
Where Can I learn more?
The Strategic Outline Business Case is the technical document that lays out the current thinking and plans for the project.
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