Huge funding boost for eastern roads

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Published on 14 June 2021 by Mike Waters

A multi-million-pound boost for road funding in the East of England has been announced by Highways England. 

Announced on June 11, the additional £218 million will fund a package of improvements across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.  

statement by Highways England provided a list of projects that will begin in the coming weeks and also confirmed that: “Well-known motorways and major A roads including the M11, A14, A1, A47 and A12 are all included in the package. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists all set to benefit from the planned works, which include road resurfacing, bridge joint replacements, the creation of cycle lanes, improved signage and landscaping.”  

Commenting, Roads Minister Baroness Vere said: “As we build back better from the pandemic, this multi-million-pound investment will ensure millions of motorists and road-users in the East of England have access to better journeys, all while improving road safety and boosting the economy right across the region. The investment comes in addition to our plans for major dualling and widening schemes on roads such as the A47 and A12, which will begin construction over the next two to three years. 
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