Further details of £1.3bn road investment announced

28/11/2016
Highways Reporters

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has outlined further details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements which were announced as part of the Autumn Statement last week.

This includes:


  • £925 million to tackle congestion and provide upgrades on local roads


  • £175m to improve the 50 most dangerous roads in the country


  • £220m to Highways England to combat congestion


  • £27m for the Cambridge to Oxford expressway


  • Six local major schemes to better journeys.


In addition, Mr Grayling (pictured) has made the following announcements:


  • Awarded £50m to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass


  • Announced development of six further local major schemes


  • Allocated £70m for 2017 to 2018 to fix potholes.


He 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.”

The Transport Secretary visited Cambridgeshire today (28 November 2016) to witness the start of the £1.5 billion A14 upgrade.

The A14 is the 33rd major scheme that the government has started since 2010.

Mr Grayling added: “The A14 is a vital road for Cambridgeshire and for the rest of the country, helping link people and businesses to jobs, opportunities and families. This new upgrade will see quicker journeys, which will also be more reliable and safe.”

As part of the £1.3 billion fund, the government is providing £925 million which highways authorities can bid for to upgrade and repair their roads.

A further £70 million from the Pothole Fund will be allocated next year.

The Department for Transport has also published five strategic studies into the most complex issues on the road network which can be read here.

In addition to the six major schemes in the Autumn Statement which will help unlock economic and housing growth, Mr Grayling today revealed a further six schemes which will have financial backing from the Department for Transport to develop a business case. These are:


  • A new Tees crossing


  • Dualling the A500 in Cheshire


  • Coventry South Link Road


  • Melton Mowbray Eastern Distributor road


  • Sheffield Innovation Corridor


  • Manchester Metrolink Airport link.


The six other local major schemes announced last Wednesday were:


  • Tees Valley east-west connections


  • East Riding: Jock’s Lodge Junction (A1079/A164)


  • Sheffield Supertram renewals


  • Shrewsbury North West Relief Road


  • Warrington Waterfront Western Link


  • Suffolk Energy Gateway New Road.


The Transport Secretary also confirmed £50 million to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass. The £96.4 million scheme will now start in January and be completed by December 2019.

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