Government announces £93m investment for road upgrades

Government announces £93m investment for road upgrades

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that £93m will be made available for major road upgrades across the country. The funds are part of the government’s commitment to boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Up to £56m will be used to upgrade the Kex Gill section of the A59 in North Yorkshire. £24m will be invested in the West Midlands, to reduce congestion at Birchley Island, situated at the intersection of the M5, A4123 and A4034 and Hampshire is set receive £13m to upgrade to the Redbridge Causeway bridges over the River Test.

In the words of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Steve Barclay, the funding, which will provide upgrades to England’s roads ‘doesn’t just help drivers – it’ll mean more jobs, safer journeys and more reliable access to things like education and work.’

He continued: ‘This government is pressing ahead with our commitment to level up the country – even through this pandemic – ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to get on in life regardless of where they live.’

Source: £93 million for road upgrades as Transport Secretary pledges to build back better across the country

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