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Traffic hotspot fund: where the £220m is going

10 Mar 17 The Department of Transport has produced details of where the first half of its new traffic hotspot fund will be spent.

A new junction on the M11 is one of the larger schemes to benefit
A new junction on the M11 is one of the larger schemes to benefit

Chancellor Philip Hammond this week announced a new £220m allocation in his budget for spending on alleviating local traffic congestion.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has now revealed where half of that money is going, the first £110m. Details of the other half are to be released later.

The first £110m will be spent on schemes to be completed by spring 2020. They include two larger projects, worth £30m, which will create an unbroken stretch of dual carriageway on the A69 between Hexham and Newcastle.

A further £14m will go towards creating a new junction on the M11 to provide another route into Harlow, unlocking housing developments as well as cutting journey times.

Including the second tranche of £110m, here is where the hotspot money is going:

£90m for the North

Northwest

Estimated cost £millions

A595 / A66 Fitz Roundabout (Low Rd)

1

A595 / A66 Great Clifton Widening

1.6

A585 Norcross Capacity Improvement

3

M55 Junction 3 Signals

0.8

Future small schemes

21

Northwest total

27.4

Yorkshire and Northeast

Estimated cost £millions

A69/A68 Junction Improvements near Corbridge

15

A69/A6079 Junction Improvements near Hexham

15

A63 Garrison Road Signals and Road Improvement

6.35

M18 Junction 3 Improvements

0.25

M62 Junction 27 Widening

2.65

M62 Junction 28 Widening

2.25

A66/B6280 Morton Palms Widening

0.5

A19/ A179 Sheraton Signals

0.8

M1 Junction 36 Slip Road Improvement

2

Future small schemes

18.2

Yorkshire and North East total

63

£24m for the Midlands

Midlands

Estimated cost £millions

A5 Old Stratford Widening

3.3

M1 Junction 27 Capacity Improvements

0.9

A5/A5195 Ogley Hay Traffic Signals

1.5

M42 Junction 3 Improvement

4.2

Future small schemes

14

Midlands total

23.9

£53m for the Southeast

South East

Estimated cost £millions

M27 Junction 7 Improvements

2.5

A3 Northbound Off Slip at University Interchange (Guildford)

1.6

A3 Stoke Interchange Southbound Off Slip Improvements (Guildford)

2.5

A20 Port of Dover Technology Improvements

5

Future small schemes

41.6

Southeast total

53.2

£32m for the Southwest

South West

Estimated cost £millions

M5 Junction 19 Improvements

2.8

M5 Junction 17-18 Driver Information and Queue Protection Scheme

4.3

M5 Junction 24-25 Driver Information and Queue Protection Scheme

7.1

M5 Junction 23-24 Driver Information and Queue Protection Scheme

5.5

Future small schemes

12.4

Southwest total

32.1

£16m for the East

East

Estimated cost £millions

M11 Junction 7a, Harlow, Essex

14

A11 Fiveways Roundabout, Barton Mills Signalisation

0.4

Future small schemes

2.4

East total

16.8

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