Next 25 pinch point road projects approved – List

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has given the go-ahead to the fourth tranche of road pinch point schemes worth £49m.

The 25 congestion-busting local roads schemes, each worth around £3m, builds on 87 already announced this year.

McLoughlin also confirmed funding for the M6-Heysham link road, improvements to the M55 J1, A1, and M62 J19.

Of the 25 new local pinch point schemes, many are expected to be delivered in 2014 and 2015.

Click for details of Tranche 4 pinch points projects.

The £266m awarded to local authorities since the start of the fund are expected to leverage local transport improvements worth £511m.

Schemes awarded funding to date have the potential to support more than 200,000 jobs and around 150,000 new homes, said the transport secretary.

Details of other improvements
  • £111m funding for the M6 – Heysham Link Road connecting the M6 at Junction 34 to the Morecambe Bypass.
  • A new £35m junction on the M55 near Bartle, Preston.
  • £20m extension to A1 Western Bypass providing extra lane in both directions between Lobley Hill and the Coal House junction.
  • £1.5m improvements to the M62 J19 near Rochdale, including the installation of new traffic lights

On the railways he also said the electrification of the Wigan-to-Bolton railway line would proceed and announced the formation of a new task force to look at accelerating further rail electrification schemes in the North of England.

Proposed next electrification routes
  • Leeds – Harrogate – York
  • Selby – Hull
  • Sheffield – Leeds
  • Sheffield – Doncaster
  • East Coast Main Line – Middlesbrough
  • Sheffield – Manchester
  • Warrington– Chester
  • Crewe – Chester

He said: “Whether it’s unblocking bottlenecks on local roads, improving trouble spots on our motorways and trunk roads, or working to deliver better railways through electrification, these projects will benefit communities up and down the country and help keep Britain moving.”

 

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