Government details more of £3bn local roads package – list

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Towns and cities across the country are set to benefit from £3bn worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists.

Government releases £50m to allow start to Lincoln Eastern Bypass
Government releases £50m to allow start to Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Transport minister Chris Grayling has confirmed details of local pothole spending in the year ahead and plans to develop six further local schemes on top of plans identified in the Autumn spending statement.

He also released £50m to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass allowing Carillion to start work on the £96.4m scheme in January and be completed by December 2019.

In the coming months, the government will announce more local major transport schemes that are expected to be funded from the £1.8bn Local Growth Fund allocations announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement.

Six major schemes to get financial backing to advance plans

  • New Tees crossing
  • Dualling the A500 in Cheshire
  • Coventry South Link Road
  • Melton Mowbray Eastern Distributor road
  • Sheffield Innovation Corridor
  • Manchester Metrolink Airport link

Six local major schemes in Autumn statement

  • Tees Valley east-west connections
  • East Riding: Jock’s Lodge Junction (A1079/A164)
  • Sheffield Supertram renewals
  • Shrewsbury North West Relief Road
  • Warrington Waterfront Western Link
  • Suffolk Energy Gateway New Road

A further £70m from the Pothole Fund will be allocated next year, extra to previously committed spending. This will allow highway authorities to start repairs quickly.

Spending plans by region

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North East funding
Upgrades to the Hexham and Corbridge junctions on the A69 as part of the £220m pinch point fund, which should be complete by 2020.

Develop plans to dual the A66 from Scotch Corner to Penrith, creating the first new all-dual-carriageway route across the Pennines since the opening of the M62 in 1971. Construction to start in next RIS.

Invest £450,000 to progress business case for New Tees Crossing and £300,000 to develop Tees Valley East West Connections between the A1 (M) and the A66 to the North West of Darlington to improve connectivity from A1 corridor across Tees Valley.

Extra £3.9m to the North East enough to fix around 74,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018.

North West funding
Further develop plans to dual the A66 from Scotch Corner to Penrith, creating the first new all-dual-carriageway route across the Pennines since the opening of the M62 in 1971. Construction should start in the next Road Investment Strategy.

Develop improvements identified by the Manchester M60 North-West Quadrant so construction can start as part of the next RIS.

Further analyse the case for the Trans-Pennine Tunnel Strategic Study to assess the full impact of any improvements before a firm and final conclusion can be reached.

Invest £1m to further the business case for the Warrington Waterfront Western Link – a new link road to the West of Warrington including a potential high level crossing of the Manchester Ship Canal which aims to open up land for housing and development.

Invest £2.1m to further the business case for the Manchester Metrolink Airport Extension.

Invest £2m to further the business case for dualling the remaining single carriageway section of the A500 west of the M6.

Extra £9m to fix around 170,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018

Yorkshire and Humber funding

Invest £92,000 to progress further business case work on Jock’s Lodge Junction of the A1079 and A164 in order to ease congestion  on the A164 between the Humber Bridge and Beverley.

Invest £1.4m to progress further business case work on Sheffield Innovation Corridor which aims to maximise the potential for growth of Advanced Manufacturing District and reduce congestion around M1 junctions 33 and 34.

Investing £1.6m to progress further business case work on Sheffield Supertram Renewals.

Extra £7.3m to fix around 138,000 potholes in 2017/18.

East Midlands funding
£50m towards the Lincoln Eastern Bypass which will reduce congestion in the city centre and encourage planned housing growth. Construction to start January 2017. Completion December 2019.

Invest £2.8m to further develop the business case for the Melton Mowbray Eastern Bypass – a new road to the east of Melton Mowbray that aims to open up land for housing and commercial development.

West Midlands funding
Investing £942,000 to further develop the business case for the Shrewsbury North Western Relief Road – a link around the north west of Shrewsbury to complete a ring road of the town which aims to cut congestion and improve connectivity.

Investing £1.25m to further develop the business case for the Coventry South Link Road – a new link road to the South of Coventry west of the A46 which aims to open up land for housing and commercial development.

Extra £8m to fix around 152,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018.

East of England funding
Further analysis to examine the case for action for the A1 East of England Strategic Study. More work is needed to assess the full impact of any improvements before a firm conclusion can be reached.

Investing £27m of capital development funding for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway strategic study to identify and develop options in greater detail, including further analysis, stakeholder engagement, consultation and environmental analysis.

Investing £1m to further develop the business case for Suffolk Energy Gateway New Road – the realignment of a section of the A12 on the route towards the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station to ease congestion and improve reliability by bypassing villages.

Nearly £10m extra to fix around 183,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018.

South East funding
Invest £27m to develop a transformational tech corridor between Oxford and Cambridge.
Over £11.6m to fix around 220,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018.

South West funding
Over £12.4m extra to fix around 235,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018.

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