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Minister Stephen Hammond defends A14 toll road plan

9 September 2013 Last updated at 14:00 BST

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond has defended plans to charge motorists for using the new A14 toll road.

The Highways Agency has begun its consultation over the £1.5bn scheme between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

The plan put forward is for a new stretch of A14 between Ellington and Swavesey and a widening of the A1 between Brampton and Alconbury.

According to the consultation document, the toll of between £1 and £1.50 for cars would be for the new A14 stretch.