14 JAN 2019

Local MP welcomes A140 funding boost

Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed the news that multi-million pound plans to improve journey times and safety on the A140 near Eye have moved a step closer as a formal planning application has now been submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council.

Dr Dan has been supporting local businesses and residents in their drive to improve road safety and journey times, as well as to improve access to the Eye Airfield development area and Mid Suffolk Business Park.

The improvements include creating two new roundabouts, a link road to the B1077, restricted movements at the A140 and B1077 juntion and a closure of the junction with Rectory Road.

Dr Dan worked closely with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and supported Suffolk County Council in their bid to the Department for Transport, resulting in an award of some £3.8 million in Government cash.

The application is expected to go to Mid Suffolk District Council's planning committee in February or early March, and if approved, works are expected to commence this summer, ahead of a Spring 2020 opening date.

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NHS 10-Year Plan (19 Feb 2019)
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