MRN

MRN funding for £37m Norfolk bypass

28/07/2021

Ministers have allocated £26.2m of major road network (MRN) cash towards the planned A140 Long Stratton Bypass.

MRN facing safety scrutiny over poor record

07/07/2021

A major road safety charity has called for investment in improving the safety of the Major Road Network to be made a ‘clear and urgent priority’, after revealing that it has a fatal and serious crash rate almost five times that of the strategic road network.

DfT 'levels up' Sussex with £12m MRN scheme

07/06/2021

Ministers have awarded nearly £12m of major road network funding to a bypass scheme in the South East, hailing the cash as furthering its ‘levelling up agenda’.

Devon's A382 scheme gets £38m MRN cash

25/05/2021

Devon County Council has confirmed the go-ahead of a £45m road scheme after the Government pledged £38m in major road network (MRN) funding.

National Roads Fund: Just £426m in two years for local roads

01/04/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has insisted that it will fund ‘over 50’ local road upgrades during this Parliament from its flagship National Roads Fund (NRF) despite allocating just £426m in two years and funding only eight schemes so far.

Funding gap as councils wait for upgrade cash news

15/12/2020

The Treasury will announce revised funding levels for local road upgrades during next year‘s Spending Review, leaving a significant funding gap as the £12bn Local Growth Fund comes to an end.

Exclusive: Ministers dump VED pledge and strip local roads of billions

30/11/2020

The Government appears to have abandoned its commitment to create a National Roads Fund (NRF) through the hypothecation of vehicle excise duty (VED), undoing a long-standing promise without informing MPs or the public.

Don't hang around on Gallows Corner fix, MP says

05/11/2020

A London MP has urged mayor Sadiq Khan to ensure that ‘much needed improvements’ are carried out to a 50-year-old temporary flyover, despite Transport for London’s current cash crisis.

Major plans for York ring slow but true

30/10/2020

Work to upgrade a section of the York Outer Ring Road to dual carriageway, which was announced by Chris Grayling two years ago, may not start until 2023.

Keeping up the momentum on roads reform

03/03/2020

Former senior official at the Department for Transport and co-author of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund report A Major Road Network for England, Phil Carey, discusses, what needs to come next for the Government’s major road network.

Midlands launches £600m call for roads cash

29/08/2019

The sub-national transport body for the Midlands has submitted 11 priority road improvement schemes for a share of £3.5bn government cash.

Watch this space: DfT tweaks MRN

18/12/2018

The Government has published its long-awaited revised plans for the major road network (MRN) of key local authority roads, including amended criteria for inclusion in the network and a reduced role for Highways England.

Final MRN stuck in gridlock, DfT says

26/11/2018

Publication of the definitive major road network is imminent but stuck in a queue of government announcements, a senior Department for Transport official has said.

Regions without STBs 'risk missing out' on major road network

21/08/2018

Regions without a sub-national transport body (STB) risk missing out on the proposed major road network (MRN) for England, business leaders have warned.

The road ahead: Getting investment right for our highways networks from 2020

24/04/2018

James Haluch, managing director of Highways at Amey, welcomes hypothecated revenue for roads but says that an immaculately maintained strategic road network alongside a mesh of crumbling local roads is not a coherent highways strategy.

Setting up for success: using the MRN to shape a better road network

16/03/2018

As the consultation on the Major Road Network (MRN) comes to an end, Gary Healey of Turner & Townsend argues that it needs to be an integrator that aligns local, regional and national interests.

Major Road Network proposals gaining traction

04/01/2017

The co-authors of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’ are increasingly optimistic that the study’s proposals will be taken forward.

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