£6.1 billion motorway upgrade programme announced

CREDIT Peter Trimming M25 Motorway Near Merstham

Published on 14 July 2017 by Robert Drane

The government has announced a £6.1 billion upgrade programme for England’s motorways and major roads.

The intention behind the programme is to shorten journey times, reduce congestion and increased capacity on the roads. As the nation’s bikers can attest, improvements in these areas are urgently needed.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman said: “Road users across England should soon be seeing the benefits of these improvements in their daily lives, which are designed to link people better with their jobs, friends, family and local amenities, as well as connecting businesses with customers.”

The next six months will see action on 55 road improvement efforts across England, with final plans being released for 29, consultations on 10 and the launch of a further eight. A list of locations under consideration can be found on the DfT’s website.

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Main image: M25 Motorway, Near Merstham cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Peter Trimming - geograph.org.uk/p/1165399