Major Road Network

Johnson leaves flyover cash bid up in the air

18/11/2020

A Conservative MP has lobbied the prime minister in parliament to commit to funding a replacement for the Gallows Corner flyover but failed to secure any promises.

Major road network announcement could be made within weeks

13/11/2020

The Department for Transport still has a vision for the major road network (MRN) and could make further announcements on schemes in the next few weeks, a senior official has said.

DfT pulls out the stops on roads projects

30/09/2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that a raft of road schemes have been given the go ahead with  £100m and put into immediate construction.

TfL completes the list of MRN bids with £375m ask

04/09/2019

Transport for London has revealed the final bids in this round of the major road network competition, putting 10 schemes in the running for a share of the £3.5bn up for grabs from 2020-2025.

TfN submits £700m proposals for National Roads Fund

21/08/2019

Transport for the North has submitted bids worth £700m to the National Roads Fund, including 12 schemes for the major road network and four for the large local majors.

£120m 'hamburger' plan to replace Liverpool's Queens Drive Flyover

15/08/2019

A £120m plan has been announced to demolish Liverpool's dilapidated Queens Drive Flyover and replace it with a new dual lane tunnel and a major redesign of the city's busiest junction.

Transport for the South East announces MRN shortlist

31/07/2019

Regional transport body Transport for the South East has released its shortlist of top 10 Major Road Network bids, hoping to secure a share of the £3.5bn 2020-2025 funding package.

EEH releases major road network bids totalling £720m

29/07/2019

England's Economic Heartland has released its final list of scheme bids for the first five-year programme (2020-2025) of the major road network.

Long read: The missing links of the MRN

21/02/2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released maps of the major road network (MRN) to sub-national transport bodies (STBs) in advance of scheme bids being handed in this summer.

Analysis: Major roads, major concerns?

31/05/2018

With the consultation on the Department for Transport's major road plans having closed in late March and ministers now considering their next moves, Dominic Browne reports on reactions from leading professional bodies.

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.

RSTA welcomes Major Road Network study

18/10/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the publication of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’.

Study identifies need for a Major Road Network

12/10/2016

A new independent study for the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has identified the need for a Major Road Network in England.

Call for a Major Road Network

27/11/2015

A consistent approach to a newly-defined Major Road Network is essential if the planned step increase in highways investment in England is to provide the greatest boost to the economy across the country, according to a study by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.

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