English regions to benefit from transport investment worth £3 billion
Monday November 28th, 2016
Towns and cities across the country are set to benefit from £3 billion worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists.
This investment will lead to quicker and safer journeys and help to build a stronger economy by linking people with jobs, businesses with customers, ensuring a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.
- Roads funding, written statement to Parliament
- The roads funding package
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Cambridgeshire to witness the start of the £1.5 billion A14 upgrade. The new 21-mile road between Huntingdon and Cambridge will cut congestion, and improve journey times for tens of thousands of motorists who use the road every day.
Chris Grayling also outlined details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements announced as part of the Autumn Statement. This includes:
- £925 million to tackle congestion and provide upgrades on local roads
- £175 million to improve the 50 most dangerous roads in the country
- £220 million to Highways England to combat congestion
- £27 million for the Cambridge to Oxford expressway
- 6 local major schemes to better journeys
In addition, the Transport Secretary today:
- awarded £50 million to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass
- announced development of 6 further local major schemes
- allocated £70 million for 2017 to 2018 to fix potholes
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said:
“This is a government that steps up, not back which is why we are investing record amounts into improving our roads across the country. This investment is over and above the £23 billion we are spending to get motorists to their destinations quickly, more easily and safely.
The schemes announced today are focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure our roads are fit for the future – removing the barriers to help make an economy that works for everyone.”
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