I am pleased that the Department for Transport is to provide the region with £2 million in development funding for an outline business case for A10 improvements. The Department confirmed that the funding will allow the consideration of both dualling and junction improvements as well as junction improvements alone.
This approval is a significant step forward for the development of the scheme, and the award comes as a result of a bid submitted by the former Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer, which I supported along with my neighbouring MP, Anthony Browne.
I have been campaigning for the upgrading of the A10 since I was first elected in 2015, and pressed for funding with the current Chancellor, Rishi Sunak and his predecessors. I also launched a well-supported petition to upgrade the road when I first stood for parliament.