Moving protected species, creating new habitat the size of 269 rugby pitches and taking traffic for two and a half million tonnes of construction materials off the road are just some of the ways that a major project to upgrade the A14 in Cambridgeshire is caring for the environment.
The biggest road project currently in construction in the UK is aiming to leave a positive footprint on the local environment once completed by the end of 2020.
People living and travelling in South Cambridgeshire will by now be familiar with the scale of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project just by looking at the great number of yellow lorries and diggers working away along the sides of the existing A14 and A1, and the size of the new structures emerging along the route.
Less obvious but central to the project is the industry-leading care for the environment that the team is delivering while building the new road. Read more at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/biggest-road-upgrade-leads-the-way-on-environment