A £15bn plan to triple levels of spending by the end of the decade to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads, was announced to Parliament on 1 December by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
The Government is investing in more than 100 new road schemes over this parliament and next, 84 of which are new.
Over 1,300 new lane miles will be added by schemes being delivered over the next parliament on motorways and trunk roads, to tackle congestion and fix some of the most longstanding problem areas on the network.
Patrick McLoughlin said: “Today I am setting out the biggest, boldest and most far-reaching roads programme for decades. It will dramatically improve our road network and unlock Britain’s economic potential.
“Roads are key to our nation’s prosperity. For too long they have suffered from under-investment. This government has a long-term plan to secure the country’s future and this £15bn roads programme is demonstration of that. Better roads allow us to travel freely, creating jobs and opportunities, benefiting hardworking families across the country.”
Spending during the next parliament on England’s roads network will be boosted further by maintenance funding worth more than £10bn across the local and national road network.