Haulier complains A14 roadworks are adversely affecting business

A haulier says the replacement of a concrete road surface on the A14 in Suffolk are “causing significant increases in our losses” just as he hopes the industry is picking up.

Mark Bennett, from VKVP Haulage in Felixstowe has told the BBC that, “I don’t think we’ve actually seen the worst of it yet,” with the stretch between junctions 47a at Haughley and 49 at Tot Hill down to one lane in each direction meaning significant queues in each direction, particularly at peak times.

Mr Bennett told the corporation: “The [haulage] industry has been going through quite a patchy time, we’re just seeing a bit of an increase in volume now and it is starting to feel like we’re starting turn a corner and… these delays don’t help.”

The BBC quotes Simon Amor, of National Highways, said “long term benefits” of the £37m scheme included “a smoother, quieter” road.

(Picture – N Hutton)


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