Improving our Infrastructure

Investment in infrastructure is needed in South East Cambridgeshire and Lucy has been taking action to ensure that our local transport links are improved.

A142/ A14 Junction 37

Junction 37 on the A142/A14 needs improvement.

Along with neighbouring MP Matthew Hancock, Lucy has been pursuing this vigorously, meeting with all the key players including the Secretary of State for Transport, Highways England, local authorities and most recently with Roads Minister Jesse Norman, reinforcing the case for investment. A joint letter signed by Lucy, Matt, Mayor James Palmer and Councillors James Water, Steve Count and Colin Noble was sent to the Roads Minister in December 2017 once again stating the case for inclusion in the Government’s up-coming Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2) which will invest significant sums in the county’s busiest and most strategically important roads. It is hoped that this letter will complement the applications that now have to be made by the local council. Lucy intends to keep up the pressure during this consultation period.

Soham Station

Lucy is working with Network Rail, the District Council and the Country Council to build a station in Soham. She has met with Network Rail and other key stakeholders on many occasions since she was first elected in 2015. The project is currently at the Grip 3 stage assessing feasibility.  She has supported a bid to Government to access the New Station Fund. 

A10

Lucy has spearheaded a campaign to upgrade the A10. She is working closely with the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to achieve this end. She has held many meetings with representatives from East and South Cambridgeshire District Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership and most recently pressed the case for the urgent need for improvement with Roads Minister Jesse Norman. She has set up a petition on this website to demonstrate further the strength of demand for these improvements.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has now published its recommendations regarding improvements to the A10 detailing a comprehensive multi-modal package of measures over the short, medium and long term - from investment in cycle paths to junction improvements and dualling both the southern and northern sections. This is an important and welcome step but in order for any recommendations to be implemented there is a need to obtain Government funding. This is the purpose of her petition.  To sign this campaign please click here.

Ely Bypass

Work began on the Ely Bypass in January 2017 and the new mile long road opened on October 31st 2018.   Lucy campaigned on this since before being first elected in 2015 and worked closely with the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer, the County Council, the District Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Department of Transport to ensure Government funding for the project.  The Bypass will deliver a reduction in congestion, bringing with it significant economic benefits, cutting travel time and improving transport links in the area.

Lucy will continue to work on these campaigns until they are all delivered.