England looks set to get its second toll road – the government has announced plans to build a new stretch of the AI4 in Cambridgeshire by 2020. The first toll route – the 27-mile M6 toll motorway to the north of Birmingham – was opened in 2003. The A14 plan has stirred controversy because the existing route will be ‘de-trunked’. A key bridge in Huntingdon is to be demolished, effectively giving drivers no option but to use the new pay road – unless they take a lengthy detour using the A1. The toll charges for the new section of the A14 are predicted to be £1.50 for cars and £3.00 for lorries. The present A14 carries huge volumes of freight to and from the Suffolk port of Felixstowe. It hasn’t yet been decided whether the toll will vary according to the time of day or at the weekend. The M6 toll charges vary from £3.00 for a motorbike and £5.50 for a car to £11.00 for a coach or HGV. Rates fall between 11pm and 6am and on Saturday and Sunday. Regular users can secure a 5% discount, and those only using the central portion of the route also pay less. Those exempt from pay¬ing road duty on the grounds of disability are exempt from the toll.