Construction to start on £100m quartet of roads

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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The Department for Transport has approved £100m of funding to start construction on four major road schemes.

The schemes given funding to proceed to construction are:

  • £31 million for the Preston western distributor scheme: a new dual carriageway link between the M55 and the A583 designed to improve travel between the enterprise zone at Warton and the Springfields nuclear facility at Salwick, as well as reduce congestion in Preston and directly lead to the creation of 3,575 houses and the creation of over 500 jobs.
  • £25.5 million for the Stubbington bypass: a new 3.5km single carriageway road will improve the environment in the village with the removal of traffic as well as improve access to development sites in Gosport.
  • £22.5 million for the White Hart junction: improving the intersection between the A419 and A420 to the east of Swindon which will benefit existing users of the junction and help unlock development of the New Eastern Villages site.
  • £22.9 million for the Wichelstowe southern access scheme: construction of an access road to the Wichelstowe development site under the M4 motorway which will unlock an additional 2,500 residential units

Seven other schemes will be awarded funding to develop their business cases while a further seven schemes have been given approval to proceed and to apply for funding at a later stage.

The DfT said: “This is just the first of a wave of funding to be announced for the major road network and large local majors programme, with further rounds to be announced in the next few months.”

Schemes at strategic outline business case which have been awarded development funding:

  • Tyne Bridge and Central motorway renewal
  • A38 Bromsgrove route enhancement programme
  • A511 growth corridor (Leicestershire)
  • A38 – (Bristol Airport access improvement)
  • A38 Manadon interchange (Plymouth)
  • A374/A386/A3064 Plymouth MRN phase 1
  • A140 Long Stratton bypass

Schemes given approval to proceed to the next stage:

  • A1079 improvement – East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Isham bypass, Northamptonshire
  • A28 Birchington, Acol and Westgate-on-Sea relief road
  • Southampton West Quay road realignment
  • A146 Barnby bends
  • Lombard roundabout (Croydon)
  • A13 Lodge Lane (Dagenham)

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