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Green light for 58 highway schemes

10 Apr 13 The Highways Agency has detailed 58 highway schemes in the £98m third and final stage of its pinch-point programme.

The 58 schemes are designed to remove on England’s motorways and major A roads. They will be delivered by March 2015.

This brings the total investment for the 123-scheme pinch point programme to £317m, including the extra £100m added by the chancellor in his 2012 autumn statement.

The full list of schemes is below.

This third stage features 26 projects developed in conjunction with local enterprise partnerships and local authorities to promote local economic growth. They will improve access to nearby development sites. This includes improvements at Salford Circus – part of Birmingham’s Spaghetti Junction – which provides access from the M6 to Birmingham city centre.

The remaining 32 schemes will install new technology to for driver information and signage to help keep traffic flowing.

The majority of schemes from the first two stages of the programme are in the detailed design phase with construction due to start soon.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “This third round of innovative schemes has the potential to help create more than 94,000 new jobs and 61,000 new homes, while making life easier for the thousands of motorists and businesses who use these roads every day.”

LIST OF TRANCHE 3 PROJECTS


North West

M56 junction 7 eastbound
The scheme will add a lane to the eastbound carriageway of the M56. The new lane will start from the merge with the A556 at junction 7 and will continue for a distance of approximately 1km to the Ashley Road footbridge over the M56. This improvement will increase capacity on this section of the network, as well as reducing the impact of the traffic merging from the A556, by allowing a greater distance for traffic to merge.
This scheme will support growth in the vicinity of the Airport City enterprise zone and also supports the Trafford MBC Core Strategy. The improvement has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 4,780 jobs and 4,300 homes by 2020 and supports access to Manchester airport, a key international gateway.
Cost: £4.2m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

A585 Windy Harbour junction
Windy Harbour is an existing four-arm signalised junction between the A585, the A586 and Windy Harbour Road. The existing junction has a single A585 lane running through the junction in each direction. It is proposed to widen the junction to provide two through lanes in each direction and to improve the pedestrian/cyclists facilities. This will reduce delays and improve safety at this junction
This route is a significant strategic route providing access to the Port of Fleetwood. The improvement will improve access to the development sites described within the Wyre Thornton Area Action Plan and has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 820 jobs and 1420 homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.3m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

M6 junction 23

Improvements to the signals and layout of this junction will reduce congestion and improve safety.
The proposal will achieve wide benefits in supporting growth in the surrounding areas such as developments in and around St Helens. This scheme has the potential to facilitate the creation of 1000 jobs and 2610 homes in the area by 2020.
Cost: £3.3m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

M6 junction 26
Improvements to the signals and layout of this junction will reduce congestion and improve safety. Queue lengths (and therefore delay) will be reduced particularly during the evening peak period with the delay experienced on the M58 westbound under the bridge being reduced.
Improving the signals and layout at this junction will assist in the economic growth of the area by helping to enable expansion at places such as West wood Park. This scheme will also support development as part of the Wigan Local Development Framwork, the Mersy Waters Enterprize zone, the Daresbury Enterprize Zone and also the Lancashire Enterprize zone. This scheme has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 2000 jobs and 1400 homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.7m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

M56 Thorley Lane Bridge
Thorley Lane Bridge will be replaced with a wider structure. As well as increasing capacity on this section of the network to reduce delay, it will also allow Metrolink services to cross the M56 into the Davenport Green site, reducing the need to tunnel under the carriageway.
As well as the Airport City proposals, the Trafford Local Development Framework Core Strategy includes the Davenport Green site within its list of strategic sites and locations, and this site has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of almost 3,000 jobs, on a site adjacent to the Airport, by 2030. In addition, the Core Strategy also includes aspirations for housing growth in settlements close to the M56 – Altrincham, Bowdon and Hale – with the aim of delivering 5,650 homes in the ‘South City Region Area’ by 2026.
Cost: £5.5m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

M65 junction 5
The scheme involves full signalisation of the junction 5 roundabout.
The M65 is a major artery within Central Lancashire providing links between Preston in the west and with the East Lancashire towns of Blackburn with Darwen, Accrington and Burnley. Improvements at this junction has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of of 1980 jobs and 3495 homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.4m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A585 Bourne Way
Bourne Way will become a major access to a large development area. It is proposed to signalise Bourne Way junction and widen the A585 between the two junctions. This will allow the northbound right turn at West Drive to be stopped up and allow improvements in pedestrian facilities at both junctions.
Improvements to this junction will support the Wyre Thornton and Fleetwood Thornton Area Action Plans and have the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 600 jobs and 1116 homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.8m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A595 Mirehouse Road junction
The A595 experiences significant peak hour flows and delays at this location largely associated with commuter traffic to the Sellafield complex. It is proposed that the junction be improved with traffic signals added. New pedestrian islands would also improve safety for pedestrians at the junction.
Improvements at this junction will support economic growth in this region and has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 3000 jobs and 1084 homes in the area by 2020. The scheme will specifically support the aims of Britain’s Energy Coast Master plan and also the West Cumbria Economic Blueprint.
Cost: £0.55m
Scheme start: 2015. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M57 / M58 interchange
This scheme will provide four variable message signs on the M57 / M58 terminus to reduce congestion.
Cost: £1.01m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M56 / M53 interchange
This scheme involves the installation of four variable message signs; two on the M53 southbound prior to the M56 interchange and two at the westbound end of the M56 prior to the M53/M56 interchange.
Cost: £1.03m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] North West CCTV enhancement
This scheme involves the installation of CCTV at 15 sites across the North West including M6 J16-18, J20-21 and J27-28, M60 J5-6, J17-18 and J20-21, M61 J4-5, M62 J20-21, M65 J1-2 and M66 J2-3. These will provide comprehensive coverage of the areas which all have identified traffic problems.
Cost: £0.86m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M56 junction 11
This scheme will provide a CCTV camera at junction 11 of the M56. It will give the regional control centre coverage of the entire junction, but will be specifically used to monitor traffic on the off slips which backs onto the main carriageway during peak periods.
Cost: £0.13m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M6 junction 16 to junction 19
The M6 junction 16 to 19 is a heavily congested area with a high accident rate. This scheme involves the installation of an additional 12 CCTV complementing the existing technology in the location.
Cost: £1.41m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M6 junction 20 to junction 21 (Thelwall Viaduct)
Thelwall Viaduct is an exposed section of the M6 that is susceptible to severe weather, including high winds. This scheme will provide additional CCTV to address the current gap in coverage, allowing full visibility of both carriageways.
Cost: £0.13m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M62 junction 6
This scheme will provide two CCTV cameras at junction 6 of the M62. It will give the regional control centre coverage of the entire junction, but will be specifically used to monitor traffic on the off slips which backs onto the main carriageway during peak periods.
Cost: £0.25m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M6 junction 27 to junction 28
This scheme will install CCTV cameras, increasing the coverage between junctions 27 and 28. They will complement the existing seven cameras, providing continuous coverage of the link.
Cost: £0.84m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M56 junction 5
Junction 5 of the M56 is a heavily congested area providing access to Manchester Airport. This scheme will provide three CCTV cameras giving full coverage of the junction and complementing the existing technology in the area.
Cost: £0.37m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] A55 / A483 interchange
This scheme will provide an additional CCTV camera on the junction of the A55/A483, providing coverage of an area with an identified traffic problem.
Cost: £0.13m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] A590 Barrow
There is a lack of diversion routes once drivers are committed to using the A590. This scheme will provide variable message signs at both ends of the A590, near to the M6 junction 36 and on the outskirts of Barrow.
Cost: £0.79m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M6 junction 33
This scheme involves the installation of variable message signs which incorporate CCTV on the northbound and southbound to junction 33 of the M6. It will aim to contribute to a reduction in the number and severity of accidents along this stretch of the M6.
Cost: £1.77m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] M6 junction 35
This scheme involves the installation of variable message signs incorporating CCTV on the northbound and southbound to junction 35 of the M6. It will aim to contribute to a reduction in the number and severity of accidents along this stretch of the M6, particularly an accident cluster site is located on the northbound exit slip road.
Cost: £2.01m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M56 / M53 Interchange
This scheme will use the recent introduction of a fibre network at the M56 / M53 interchange. Four CCTV cameras will be installed on existing structures in response to requests from the regional control centre.
Cost: £0.47m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015

Yorkshire, Humber and the Northeast

M18 junction 5
The junction suffers from extensive congestion in peak periods and a high number of congestion related accidents. This scheme involves improvements to the M18 northbound approach and eastbound approach from the new Hatfield Link Road.
The proposed scheme at junction 5 will remove a key constraint to the Hatfield Link Road developments. The link road is a regeneration link providing access from the M18/M180 motorways to the communities of Hatfield, Dunscroft and Stainforth which will accommodate significant growth in the future. The scheme has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 4900 jobs and 800 homes by 2020.
Cost: £4.5m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

A19/A1231
The improvements at the junction will incorporate the widening to the eastbound approach to the A19/A1231 Wessington Way junction and improvement of the operation of the existing traffic signal arrangement to reduce delays and congestion at this junction.
This scheme will support economic development across three Enterprise Areas and has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 1,883 jobs and 3,891 homes by 2020.
Cost: £2.59m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] M1 junction 31 to junction 32
The completion of managed motorways schemes between junctions 28 to 31 and 32 to 35a has left inconsistent technology infrastructure and appearance between junctions 31 and 32. In order to provide road users with a consistent journey the current technology infrastructure will be upgraded.
Cost: £2.79m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M18 interchange with M1 to junction 3
The M18 from its interchange with the M1 to junction 3 has been highlighted as an area that would benefit from Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) provision in order to improve safety. The installation of MIDAS would allow slow moving, queuing or stationary vehicles to be detected and advisory speed restrictions displayed automatically. This would be supported by the installation of an additional variable message sign between junctions 2 and 3 to provide text based information.
Cost: £2.97m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

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[Technology scheme] M62 junction 30 to junction 32
This scheme will install variable message signs, Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) and CCTV which will be used to protect the back of slow moving traffic from rear-end collisions and secondary accidents, reducing the number of accidents, reducing accident costs and accident related delays and improving the flow of traffic. The scheme will also provide the Highways Agency with enhanced network management capabilities and motorists with improvements in the provision of driver information before they enter and after they leave the M62 junctions 25 to 30 managed motorways scheme.
Cost: £9.88m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M62 / M18 Langham Interchange
This scheme involves the installation of three CCTV cameras and queue detection technology across the Langham Interchange, located where the M62 at junction 35 meets the M18 at junction7. It will enable the regional control centre to quickly identify incidents.
Cost: £0.58m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.


[Technology scheme] M62 junction 34 to junction 35

This scheme will install CCTV onto two existing variable message signs, utilising the recently extended communications network.
Cost: £0.05m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M62 junction 22 to junction 23
This scheme will install a CCTV camera on an existing variable message sign, providing coverage past Scammonden Rainbow Bridge.
Cost: £0.05m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

Midlands

M6 junction 6 Salford Circus
Traffic lights will be introduced to this junction to reduce rush hour delays.
The scheme will improve access to planned housing and employment sites in Birmingham in an area within a 5km radius of M6 junction 6. This scheme has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 15,000 jobs and 858 new homes by 2020.
Cost: £0.84
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

M54 junction 5 Forge roundabout
The improvement will reduce the current problems with queuing and congestion at this junction. Traffic lights will be added to some sections of the roundabout to reduce delays, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours
The scheme will improve access to planned housing and employment sites in Telford and surrounding areas within a 5km radius of the M54 junction 5 roundabout. The scheme has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 2,300 jobs and 4,900 new homes by 2020.
Cost: £2.22m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A5 Churchbridge Cannock Island
The improvement will involve undertaking a series of realignments of the carriageways at various approaches and sections of the roundabout to increase capacity during peak periods. This will reduce delays during the morning and evening rush hour.
The scheme will improve access to planned housing and employment sites in Cannock and North Walsall. The improvement has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 6,300 jobs and 1,500 new homes by 2020.
Cost: £2.03m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

A46 Ashchurch and M5 junction 9, Gloucestershire
At Alexander Way the main improvement will involve the provision of an additional through lane on the A46 westbound approach to the junction. Works at Aston Cross will involve the extension and realignment of a right turning lane on the A46 westbound approach. Pedestrian/cycle facilities at M5 junction 9 would also be improved combined with signal control of the A438 approach from Tewkesbury. The proposed measures are predicted to reduce delays in both the morning and evening rush hour.
This scheme will improve access to sites near the A46 at Ashchurch and the potential to help facilitate the delivery of over 800 jobs 2000 new homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.65m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A5 Dodwells and Longshoot junctions – Hinckley, Leicestershire
The A5 improvement scheme involves localised widening and putting traffic signals at the Dodwells roundabout with changes to the Longshoot signalised junction. This will reduce delays by increasing capacity and managing traffic more effectively at the junction. The scheme also improves the facilities for pedestrians and new signage and carriageway markings will also help motorists with navigating the junctions.
There are significant development proposals in the Hinckley area, principally comprising residential development at Barwell and Earl Shilton (immediately north of Hinckley) and employment opportunities at the MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association) site, which has been designated as an Enterprise Zone. The local and county councils and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) strongly support the need for an A5 improvement at Hinckley to support the cumulative impact of development in the area. The scheme has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 2500 jobs and 3000 homes.
Cost: £4.7m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

M6 junction 16/ A500 in Cheshire / Staffordshire
The improvement will involve the widening of all approaches to the junction and provision of additional traffic signals on the M6 northbound and A500 approaches in both directions. This will reduce queuing and delays on approaches to the M6 junction 16.
The scheme will improve access to planned employment and housing sites in Crewe and Stoke and surrounding areas within a 5 to 7km radius of M6 junction 16. The improvement has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 5,800 jobs and 700 new homes in neighbouring areas by 2020.
Cost: £7.5m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A5/A483 Roundabout at Mile End in Shropshire
The improvement will involve increasing the size of the existing roundabout to improve capacity and safety at the junction.
This scheme will provide improved access to planned housing and employment sites near the A5/A483 junction at Mile End near Oswestry. It has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of around 1,800 jobs and over 1,000 new homes by 2020.
Cost: £3.9m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] A1 Newark
This scheme will provide a variable message sign on the A1 approaching the A1 / A46 junction at Newark and will support the message sign installation scheme on the A46 (see below). The A1 and A46 both provide options for road users travelling southbound through Newark and provision of a message sign on the A1 will inform travellers of congestion, allowing them to use the A46 as an alternative route.
Cost: £0.48m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] A46 Newark

This scheme will provide a variable message sign on the A46 approaching the A1 / A46 junction at Newark and will support the proposed message sign installation scheme on the A1 (see above). The A1 and A46 both provide options for road users travelling southbound through Newark and provision of a message sign on the A1 will inform travellers of congestion, allowing them to use the A46 as an alternative route.
Cost: £0.32m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] M69 approach to M1 junction 21
There is currently no CCTV coverage on the M69. This scheme will install two cameras covering the northbound section approaching junction 21 of the M1, an area subject to congestion and stationary traffic during busy periods.
Cost: £0.1m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] M69 junction 1
This scheme will provide two variable message signs on the M69 between junction 1 (A5 Nuneaton) and the M1. These signs will provide additional driver information of delays on or closure of the M6 northbound. Currently road users travelling southbound on the M69 and intending to take the M6 northbound have no prior warning of incidents and have to travel back up the M69 to junction 1 to exit.
Cost: £0.85m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2013.

[Technology scheme] A5 (Hinckley) Low Bridge Warning Signs
This scheme provides three variable message signs on the local road approaches to the A5 junctions nearest the bridge which will be used to warn of the low bridge height.
Cost: £0.18m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2013.

[Technology scheme] A453
This scheme will provide two variable message signs, one CCTV, Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) in five locations and six emergency roadside telephones. This will complement the existing A453 widening scheme also being undertaken by the Highways Agency.
Cost: £1.01m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M1 junction 17 to junction 21 (Leicestershire CCTV)
This scheme will provide CCTV at two sites between junctions 17 and 21 of the M1 which will maximise CCTV coverage along that section of the M1.
Cost: £0.1m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

East

A14 westbound junction 32-31
An additional lane will be added on the A14 Histon (junction 32) to Girton (junction 31) route in the westbound direction. This scheme will be linked to the tranche 2 scheme that is being undertaken in the westbound direction.
This scheme will support the Northstowe Phase 1 development, which has the potential to create 582 jobs and 1,480 new homes by 2020. It supports the gateways of Felixstowe Port and Harwich Port. It also supports the outputs from the A14 Challenge study, providing early improvements consistent with the new A14 major improvement scheme announced by the Transport Secretary on 18 July 2012.
Cost: £3.06m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A1/A47 Wansford southbound slip road
The solution will allow for a two lane exit onto the A47 eastbound carriageway from the A1 southbound exit slip road. Part time signals will be in place on the roundabout of the A47 and A1 southbound exit slip road. These measures will reduce the amount of traffic queuing on the A1 southbound exit and onto the A1 southbound mainline.
The scheme will support growth as detailed within the South Kesteven Core Strategy and has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of aproximately 5,000 jobs and 3,000 homes within a 10km radias of the site by 2020.
Cost: £0.72m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] A12 South Kelvedon
This is a traffic management scheme that will smooth and manage traffic between Rivenhall End and Easthorpe Road junctions on the A12. The scheme will reduce incidents on the network therefore reducing delays and incident related congestion for the travelling public and logistics industry by introducing average speed cameras between Rivenhall End and Easthorpe Road junctions on the A12.
Cost: £1.07m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] A12 South Hughes Corner
This is a traffic management scheme that will smooth and manage traffic from north east of the Four Sisters interchange (A12 junction with B1070) to the south of the A12 junction with the B1029. The introduction of this traffic management by means of average speed cameras, will reduce the number of accidents associated with the road alignment along this section of the A12. This will reduce delays and incident related congestion for the travelling public and logistics industry on this section of the network.
Cost: £0.92m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2015.

South East

M40 junction 4/A404 Handy Cross
The objective of this scheme is to increase the total capacity of the junction, reduce congestion and improve both journey times and the reliability of the junction by improving the traffic signals.
Improvements within this location will support and promote growth at key developments in the High Wycombe area. This will include the potential to help facilitate the delivery of approximately 3147 jobs and 1219 homes by 2020.
Cost: £0.16m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

M4 junction 10
The objective of the scheme is to improve the links between the M4 and the A329 (M) and to the merges onto the A329(M) to provide increased capacity at the junction.
Improving capacity and movement through this junction will promote growth within key developments in Wokingham and Reading and has the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 6,041 jobs and 9,580 homes by 2020, which are key aspirations within the Wokingham core strategy.
Cost: £2.48m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] M25 junction 7 to junction 8
This section of the M25 does not yet have the technology required to operate controlled motorways. The installation of that technology in this link will provide continuity and consistency in the operational use of controlled motorways between the currently implemented section which ends at junction 8 and the later upgraded sections between junctions 5 and 7. This scheme will contribute to the provision of a continuous operational regime of controlled or managed motorways on the M25 between junctions 5 (Sevenoaks) and 30 (Thurrock).
Cost: £2.91m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

[Technology scheme] M20 junction 8 to junction 11
This scheme will install CCTV on existing structures between junctions 8 and 11 on the M20.
Cost: £0.25m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

South West

A40 Longford Roundabout, Gloucester
This scheme will provide part signalisation on the roundabout as queues can become extensive and result in delays. The objective is to reduce congestion at the junction and support capacity increases for future employment and residential development nearby. This includes the former RAF Quedgeley site, Waterwells Farm, Gloucester Quays and Longford.
This scheme will help support the objectives for growth as set out within the Tewkesbury Borough Local Plan. This scheme will support access to a major employment area at Innsworth on the northern fringe of Gloucester. Improvements at this roundabout have the potential to help facilitate the delivery of more than 5000 jobs and 2,406 homes by 2020.
Cost: £0.23m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A40 Over Roundabout, Gloucester
The A40 route experiences recurrent congestion and delays between the M5 junction 11 and the Gloucestershire border at Lea. A40 Over Roundabout experiences recurrent queues and delays in the am and pm peak periods. The proposed scheme is designed to segregate traffic by movement on the westbound approach and reduce overall queue lengths at the roundabout.
This scheme will help support the objectives for growth as set out within the Tewkesbury Borough Local Plan. This scheme will support access to a major employment area at Innsworth on the northern fringe of Gloucester. Improvements at this roundabout have the potential to help facilitate the delivery of more than 5000 jobs and 2,406 homes by 2020.
Cost: £0.19m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A30 Loggans Moor Roundabout
This scheme will address capacity issues at this location. The A30 north arm of this roundabout will be widened providing two lanes on the approach for approximately 80 metres and also providing a two lane exit on the A30 South arm. This will provide the A30 with additional capacity, alleviating summer queues.
Increasing junction capacity will assist in the economic growth of the area by helping to enable expansion at North, South and East Quay developments, with the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 1,985 jobs and 2,077 homes by 2020. The A30 is the gateway to Cornwall and so improvements at this junction will support the Enterprise Zone around Newquay Cornwall airport and the Penzance Port.
Cost: £0.17m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

M5 junction 27 southbound
The scheme aims to increase the capacity at the junction, reduce delay to users of the trunk road network and improve safety by widening and adding part time signals, removing queuing from the motorway mainline.
The M5 junction 27 improvement scheme has been identified by the Heart of the South West LEP as being a priority area required to improve access for the new Tiverton urban extension and Tiverton Parkway station. Enhancements at this junction will support the objectives of the Mid Devon District Council Core Strategy as it will support access to development sites within the Tiverton Eastern Urban expansion, with the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 11,332 jobs and 2,965 homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.3m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2014.

A38 Carkeel Roundabout
The objective of the scheme is to increase capacity to improve the operation and reduce delay at this roundabout to achieve wider benefits in supporting growth at Saltash.
The A38 is a key highway link in the south west region with major flows heading east towards Plymouth. It also provides a key route for tourists in the summer months for travel to Cornwall in the west. Improvements here will support the objectives of the Cornwall Council Core Strategy, with the potential to help facilitate the delivery of 1000 jobs and 1,828 homes by 2020.
Cost: £1.5m
Scheme start: 2014. Scheme completion: 2015.

[Technology scheme] M5 junction 11a to junction 12
This scheme will provide a Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) system and variable message signs between junction 11a and 12 on the M5. This scheme will infill existing sections of managed motorway at adjacent junctions.
Cost: £3.49m
Scheme start: 2013. Scheme completion: 2014.

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