A1(M) improvements ‘crucial’, Parliament told

PUBLISHED: 17:04 25 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:04 25 November 2014

Sir Oliver Heald Photo: Palace Photos.

Sir Oliver Heald Photo: Palace Photos.

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An A1(M) “bottleneck” between WGC and Stevenage is affecting several constituencies and damaging national infrastructure, the House of Commons has been told.

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald made the comment pressing for the motorway to be widened ahead of the Government’s Autumn Statement.

But Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Robert Goodwill would not be drawn on future investment priorities ahead of the Chancellor’s announcement next Wednesday.

Sir Oliver raised the issue in an adjournment debate on roads in Hertfordshire and the widening of the A1(M) on Friday.

Joan Hancox, infrastructure and growth manager at the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Government will be making key decisions on road funding in the next four months and it’s crucial for MPs, businesses, the LEP and local authorities to continue to press for these improvements.”

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