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Highways England to invest £200M to improve roads across the south west

09 August 2021/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Transport Planning

Road-users in England’s south west are set to enjoy safer, quicker and smoother journeys, as Highways England delivers a £200 million package of improvements across the region over the next few months.


Well-known motorways and major A-roads including the M4, M5, A40 and A38 are all included in the package. 


Planned works include road resurfacing and maintenance, the creation of cycle lanes, improved signage and landscaping.


Funded from the Government’s Road Investment Strategy, in total Highways England will spend £200 million during the financial year into more than 121 of these kinds of schemes across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall.


Highways England Regional Director Andrew Page-Dove said: “Hundreds of thousands of drivers use our roads every day for work journeys, home deliveries and the movement of the goods and services, so it’s essential we keep them in a good condition to ensure safety and reliability.


“With this investment, Highways England will continue to deliver the essential maintenance and upgrades throughout the region to improve safety and help keep drivers on the move.”


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