First 10 pinch point road projects approved – List

Aaron Morby 9 years ago
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Ten projects to remove bottlenecks on key parts of the local highway network have been given the green light.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin released the first £25m funding from the £170m Local Pinch Point Fund to enable early delivery of the improvements.

He said: “Tackling bottlenecks on the highway network will help keep get the country moving and the economy growing.

“I want to see this work underway and shovels in the ground as soon as possible, so today I am announcing £25m to fast track the first 10 schemes.”

Of the 10 schemes awarded funding, four are expected to commence in the next few weeks, with the others starting over the coming year.

Council Project Start Value
Buckinghamshire County Council A40/A4010 Chapel Lane junction improvement April-13 £1.8m
Cheshire East Council Basford West Spine Road Mar-14 £4.7m
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Goole Logistics Gateway Project – A614 Airmyn Road Roundabout Scheme Oct-13 £1.6m
Halton Borough Council A1105 Anlaby Road Flyover Structural Maintenance – Kingston upon Hull Jan-14 £2.4m
Kingston upon Hull City Council A1105 Anlaby Road Flyover Structural Maintenance – Kingston upon Hull Jan-14 £2.6m
Northamptonshire County Council Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone Site Access Mar-13 £6.8m
Peterborough City Council Junction 17 A1(M) - Junction 2 Fletton Parkway Widening Scheme Jan-14 £11m
Southampton City Council Southampton Bridges to Prosperity Oct-13 2.6m
Essex County Council A414/A1025 (Clock Tower) Junction, Harlow Apr-13 £2.9m
Kent County Council North Farm Improvements Apr-14 £5m

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