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News » UK » £6.1bn road spending plans published » published 30 Jun 2017

£6.1bn road spending plans published

The government has published details of a £6.1bn programme of road improvements.

By the end of 2017 the government intends to develop plans for 55 road improvement projects across England, opening eight schemes, consulting on 10 schemes and publishing final plans for another 29 schemes.

Transport minister Jesse Norman said: “Over the next six months we expect to roll out our vital upgrade plan – taking next steps on £6.1bn-worth of schemes and seeking to hear from local people, organisations and businesses to help shape our plans and ensure they benefit local communities.

“And shortly I also plan to announce the winners of the 2017 to 2018 highways maintenance challenge fund, where the government will be investing £75m to improve smaller local roads including through resurfacing, filling potholes and other infrastructure projects.”

Upgrades include adding capacity to sections of the A1 in Northumberland, the A12 Colchester Bypass and the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester section.

Other projects include an improved Junction 19 on the M6 and an upgrade to the link between the Port of Liverpool and the motorway network.

Today’s announcements takes forward schemes announced in the 2014 road investment strategy, which set out a £15.2bn programme for 2015 to 2021. The schemes will be delivered by Highways England, the body responsible for the country’s motorways and main trunk roads.

Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “These milestones are critical elements of our current work and we are extremely pleased that we are on track to deliver them.”

 

Schemes include

East

Scheme

Next step

A12 Colchester bypass widen

Consultation

A5 to M1 link

Scheme opening

 

Southeast

Scheme

Next step

M27 Southampton Junctions (London and south east)

Consultation

M271 Redbridge roundabout

Preferred route announcement

 

London East

Scheme

Next step

A12 M25 to Chelmsford

Consultation

 

Northeast

Scheme

Next step

A19 Downhill Lane

Preferred route announcement

A1 Scotswood to North Brunton

Preferred route announcement

A1 Northumberland (Yorkshire and the north east)

Preferred route announcement

 

Midlands

Scheme

Next step

A52 Nottingham junctions

Consultation

M42 J6

Preferred route announcement

 

Yorkshire

Scheme

Next step

M621 J1-7 improvements

Consultation

A1 Leeming to Barton

Scheme opening

 

Northwest

Scheme

Next step

M6 Junction 19 improvements

Preferred route announcement

M56 J11a

Preferred route announcement

A585 Windy Harbour

Preferred route announcement

 

Southwest

Scheme

Next step

A358 Taunton-Southfields

Preferred route announcement

A30 Chiverton to Carland Cross

Preferred route announcement

A303 Sparkford to Ilchester

Preferred route announcement

 

 

 

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This article was published on 30 Jun 2017 (last updated on 3 Jul 2017).

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