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Ellington Express March - April 2018

News & what's happening in Ellington. Cambridgeshire .

A14 Update A tale of two

A14 Update A tale of two bridges The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade hit two milestones in February. A new bridge over the A1 near Brampton has opened and the bridge it replaces is being demolished. The Brampton Road bridge in Grafham links Brampton and Grafham in Cambridgeshire and spans the current two-lane A1 dual carriageway. It has been upgraded to a newer, longer model and is the second bridge to be opened on the scheme. The new bridge is 50 metres longer than the old one and will span the new widened A1 and future A14 – totalling 10 lanes of carriageway at this location. It was officially opened by Brampton Parish Council Chairman Cllr Simon Jordan and his family. The project team invited residents from Brampton and Grafham to cross the bridge for the first time in a variety of vehicles including electric and vintage cars, motorcycles and bicycles. To The A14 environ Awards The pro environ head of project f the envi Hunting finalists the Con the envi threads design t deliverin

Top environmental award The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme has been nominated for a top national environmental award. The £1.5bn project is one of five finalists in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 in the Conservation Success of the Year category. The project is aiming to leave a positive footprint on the local environment when it is complete in 2020. Carol Hardingham, head of environment for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project for Highways England, says: “I am delighted that the environmental mitigation on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon upgrade has been selected as one of the five finalists for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 in the Conservation Success of the Year category.Protecting the environment now and in the future is one of the golden threads that runs through all aspects of the scheme, from design to construction, project management to efficiency and delivering value for taxpayers’ money.