89.5 million of A14 improvements

* Government announces plans * Money to be spent on jam-busting technology * Work will be completed by 2010...

89.5 million of A14 improvements

The Government has revealed plans to spend 89.5 million installing jam-busting technology on the A14, which links the Midlands to the east coast.

The scheme will deliver improvements over a total of 62 miles of the A14, from the M1 in the west to Felixstowe in the east, providing motorists with journey time information, warnings of upcoming congestion and advice on potential alternative routes.

Automatic incident-detection sensors will be embedded in the road surface, providing real-time traffic information to electronic signs installed above the road.

This will allow traffic to be re-routed following road incidents, giving drivers a better choice of routes and helping them to escape jams.

Incident-monitoring cameras will also be installed to allow Highways Agency traffic officers to respond more quickly to accidents, helping to cut road closure times and improve safety.

Work will start by February 2009 and will be completed by 2010.