Thursday, August 5, 2010

Letter to Protest A14 Upgrade Delay

This letter is provided by the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Thank you for supporting our letter-writing campaign to highlight the importance of the A14 upgrade to the Government. The letter below is a template which we hope you will feel able to personalise with your own views and experiences.

To help us achieve maximum impact from the campaign, we kindly ask that you also send a copy of your letter to:

Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Minister of State for Transport, Theresa Villiers MP
Your local MP

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

5 August 2010

Mike Penning MP
Under-Secretary of State for Transport
Department for Transport
Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street

Dear Under-Secretary of State

I am aware that your department has refused to meet with Cambridgeshire MPs to discuss the need for improvements to the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

As they have been unable to discuss the issue with you on my behalf, I am writing to express my concerns over the ongoing delays to this crucial and long-overdue improvement project.

As it stands, the A14 in Cambridgeshire is at full capacity and the extraordinary volume of traffic that it carries each day inevitably means extensive delays when accidents or breakdowns occur.

Residents of Cambridgeshire deserve to be able to be able to commute across the county without such uncertainty as to how long their journey will take. Businesses deserve an infrastructure that doesn’t damage their profitability every time an accident occurs.

I hope that you will reconsider you decision not to involve our MPs in the decisions surrounding the upgrading of this over-utilised and under-resourced route. For those who rely on the A14 for business or pleasure, and for the future economic success of our region, it is vital that the improvements are made a priority.

Yours sincerely

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