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English regions to benefit from transport investment worth £3 billion

Breakdown of the government’s major investment in roads, following last week’s Autumn Statement.

£1.5 billion A14 upgrade.

Towns and cities across the country are set to benefit from £3 billion worth of investment on improving roads in a boost for motorists.

This investment will lead to quicker and safer journeys and help to build a stronger economy by linking people with jobs, businesses with customers, ensuring a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Cambridgeshire today (28 November 2016) to witness the start of the £1.5 billion A14 upgrade. The new 21-mile road between Huntingdon and Cambridge will cut congestion, and improve journey times for tens of thousands of motorists who use the road every day.

A14 stqart of works.

Chris Grayling also outlined details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements announced as part of the Autumn Statement. This includes:

  • £925 million to tackle congestion and provide upgrades on local roads
  • £175 million to improve the 50 most dangerous roads in the country
  • £220 million to Highways England to combat congestion
  • £27 million for the Cambridge to Oxford expressway
  • 6 local major schemes to better journeys

In addition, the Transport Secretary today:

  • awarded £50 million to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass
  • announced development of 6 further local major schemes
  • allocated £70 million for 2017 to 2018 to fix potholes

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said:

This is a government that steps up, not back which is why we are investing record amounts into improving our roads across the country. This investment is over and above the £23 billion we are spending to get motorists to their destinations quickly, more easily and safely.

The schemes announced today are focused on relieving congestion and providing important upgrades to ensure our roads are fit for the future - removing the barriers to help make an economy that works for everyone.

The A14 is the 33rd major scheme that the government has started since 2010. During that time more than £4 billion of schemes have been completed and are already providing drivers with better journeys.

Chris Grayling added:

The A14 is a vital road for Cambridgeshire and for the rest of the country, helping link people and businesses to jobs, opportunities and families. This new upgrade will see quicker journeys, which will also be more reliable and safe.

English regions to benefit from transport investment worth £3 billion

As part of the £1.3 billion fund, the government is providing £925 million which highways authorities can bid for to upgrade and repair their roads. This is on top of the £6 billion councils are receiving up to 2021. This is an increase on the £4.7 billion spent between 2010 and 2015 and almost double the £3.7 million spent between 2005 and 2010.

A further £70 million from the Pothole Fund will be allocated next year. This will allow highway authorities to start repairs quickly.

Britain has some of the safest roads in the world, but the government is investing a further £175 million to make them even safer. The Department for Transport will work with councils to improve the 50 roads with the worst safety record, which includes the A588 in Lancashire, the A529 in Shropshire and the A18 in Lincolnshire. This is on top of the £1 million pledged this month to improve the A285 in West Sussex.

The Department for Transport today also published 5 strategic studies into the most complex issues on our road network:

  • the A66 will be upgraded to create a new east to west dual carriageway, meaning a quicker link between Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire and Penrith, Cumbria
    • the department is enhancing junctions on the A69 to create 18 miles of dual carriageway between Newcastle and Hexham, to be complete by 2020
    • the A69 is a major part of Highways England’s £220 million to combat congestion at pinch points on motorways and major A roads
  • improvements to the north-west quadrant of the M60, between junctions 8 to 18 - the A6144 to Liverpool and M66 to Accrington - will continue to be developed
  • during the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer also announced £27 million to develop the Cambridge to Oxford expressway, which includes a new road between the M1 and the M40
  • the government will continue to examine the case for the A1 in the East of England and improving connectivity between Manchester and Sheffield

In addition to the 6 major schemes in the Autumn Statement which will help unlock economic and housing growth, Chris Grayling today revealed a further 6 schemes which will have financial backing from the Department for Transport to develop a business case. These are:

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

The 6 other local major schemes announced last Wednesday were:

  • 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

The Transport Secretary also confirmed £50 million to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass. The £94.6 million scheme will now start 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 £1.8 billion Local Growth Fund allocations announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement.

North East funding

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

We are committing to 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. We are hoping to start construction as part of the next RIS.

Investing £450,000 to progress further business case work on a New Tees Crossing to boost access to Enterprise Zones and ease congestion on the existing A19 crossing.

Investing £300,000 for further business case development work on the Tees Valley East West Connections which is improved connection between the A1 (M) and the A66 to the North West of Darlington to improve connectivity from A1 corridor across Tees Valley.

Allocating £3.9 million to the North East enough to fix around 74,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £45 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 2 of most dangerous local roads in the North East where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

North East potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
County Durham UA 931,000 17,600 10,567,000
Darlington UA 133,000 2,500 1,545,000
Hartlepool UA 98,000 1,900 1,053,000
Middlesbrough UA 106,000 2,000 1,628,000
Northumberland UA 1,328,000 25,100 15,507,000
Redcar and Cleveland UA 177,000 3,300 1,879,000
Stockton-on-Tees UA 194,000 3,700 2,293,000
Gateshead 201,000 3,800 2,435,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 213,000 4,000 2,413,000
North Tyneside 191,000 3,600 2,007,000
South Tyneside 132,000 2,500 1,377,000
Sunderland 260,000 4,900 2,939,000

North East dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A67 7.9 Durham CC
A1290 6.4 Sunderland BC

Road schemes in the North East

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
M62 J25-30 136 136
M1 J39-42 120 120
A1 Coal House to Metro Centre 61 61
Road schemes under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
Morpeth Northern Bypass 31.9 21.1
M1 J32-35a 106 106
A1 Leeming to Barton 380 380
A160/A180 Immingham 88 88
A19 Coast Road 75 75
Morpeth Northern Bypass 31.9 21.1

North West funding

We are committing to 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. We are hoping to start construction as part of the next RIS.

We are committing to develop improvements identified by the Manchester M60 North-West Quadrant, making sure that the city’s growth continues unimpeded. We will develop options in greater detail, undertaking further analysis so construction can start as part of the next RIS.

We will 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.

Investing £1 million 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.

Investing £2.1 million to further the business case for the Manchester Metrolink Airport Extension – an extension of Manchester Metrolink to Terminal 2 of Manchester Airport which aims to improve passenger journeys to the soon to be expanded Terminal 2.

Investing £2 million to further the business case for Dualling the remaining single carriageway section of the A500 west of the M6 which aims to reduce congestion and provide capacity for future growth.

Allocating more than £9 million to the North West enough to fix around 170,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £106.4 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 12 of most dangerous local roads in the North West where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

North West potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
Blackburn with Darwen UA 128,000 2,400 1,715,000
Blackpool UA 106,000 2,000 1,068,000
Cheshire East UA 776,000 14,600 9,290,000
Cheshire West and Chester UA 640,000 12,100 7,069,000
Halton UA 153,000 2,900 1,981,000
Warrington UA 234,000 4,400 2,841,000
Cumbria 2,053,000 38,700 24,075,000
Bolton 229,000 4,300 2,716,000
Bury 144,000 2,700 1,812,000
Manchester 315,000 5,900 3,381,000
Oldham 193,000 3,600 2,180,000
Rochdale 178,000 3,400 2,174,000
Salford 193,000 3,600 2,234,000
Stockport 213,000 4,000 2,826,000
Tameside 164,000 3,100 2,064,000
Trafford 175,000 3,300 2,069,000
Wigan 266,000 5,000 3,416,000
Lancashire 1,718,000 32,400 20,514,000
Knowsley 155,000 2,900 1,646,000
Liverpool 346,000 6,500 3,747,000
Sefton 224,000 4,200 2,573,000
St Helens 186,000 3,500 2,151,000
Wirral 272,000 5,100 2,938,000

North West dangerous roads

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A588 29.1 Lancashire CC
A683 26.5 Lancashire CC
A670 9.8 Oldham Met BC
A532 5.2 Cheshire CC
A6 9.1 Lancashire CC
A592 37.2 Cumbria CC
A536 11.8 Cheshire CC
A682 21.3 Lancashire CC
A57 5.2 St Helens Met BC
A581 11.4 Lancashire CC
A537 11.6 Cheshire CC

Road schemes in the North West

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
Crewe Green Link Road 26.5 15.6
Heysham-M6 Link Road 130.0 110.9
Thornton to Switch Island (Sefton) 18.3 14.5
Road schemes under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road 228.5 165.0
Mersey Gateway (Halton) 600.0 211.0
A556 Knutsford to Bowdon 192 192
Manchester Smart Motorway M60 J8 – M62 J20 (originally 3 schemes) 208 208
M6 J16-19 smart motorway 100-250 100-250
Scheduled to start construction before 2020 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
M6 J21A-26 100-250 100-250
M60 J24-27 & J1-4 100-250 100-250
M62 J10-12 100-250 100-250

Yorkshire and Humber funding

We are committing to 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. We are hoping to start construction as part of the next RIS.

Further analysis to examine the case for action for the Trans-Pennine Tunnel Strategic Study. As more detailed analysis is needed to assess the full impact of any improvements before a firm and final conclusion can be reached

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

Investing £1.4 million 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 £1.573 million to progress further business case work on Sheffield Supertram Renewals. This aims to ensure the continuation of a high quality mass transit system

Allocating over £7.3 million to Yorkshire and the Humber enough to fix around 138,000 potholes in 2017/18 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £83.2 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 7 of most dangerous local roads in the Yorkshire and Humber area where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

Yorkshire and Humber potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
East Riding of Yorkshire UA 898,000 17,000 9,821,000
Kingston upon Hull, City of UA 148,000 2,800 2,001,000
North East Lincolnshire UA 160,000 3,000 1,774,000
North Lincolnshire UA 380,000 7,200 4,090,000
York UA 184,000 3,500 2,018,000
North Yorkshire 2,358,000 44,500 26,359,000
Barnsley 296,000 5,600 3,374,000
Doncaster 389,000 7,300 4,490,000
Rotherham 295,000 5,600 3,309,000
Sheffield 0 0 0
Bradford 428,000 8,100 5,494,000
Calderdale 277,000 5,200 3,504,000
Kirklees 452,000 8,500 5,437,000
Leeds 711,000 13,400 7,735,000
Wakefield 364,000 6,900 3,801,000

Yorkshire and Humber dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A6033 13.3 Calderdale Met BC
A161 23.1 East Riding of Yorkshire Council
A167 6.1 North Yorkshire CC
A628 6.9 Barnsley Met BC
A6033 8.6 Calderdale Met BC
A161 21.2 North Lincolnshire Council
A6108 55.4 North Yorkshire CC
A18 15.6 North East Lincolnshire Council

Road schemes in Yorkshire and Humber

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley Improvements 10.0 7.7
A18-A180 Link (Immingham) 6.3 4.9
Bedale/Aiskew/Leeming Bar Bypass 29.0 24.7
Beverley Integrated Transport Plan 21.5 16.3
Todwick Crossroads Improvement (Rotherham) 14.2 11.8
White Rose Way Improvement Scheme (Doncaster) 17.0 9.7
M62 J25-30 136 136
M1 J39-42 120 120
A1 Coal House to Metro Centre 61 61
Under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
East Riding Road Maintenance Scheme 23.9 16.7
North Yorkshire Road Maintenance Scheme 44.0 24.0
M1 J32-35a 106 106
A1 Leeming to Barton 380 380
A160/A180 Immingham 88 88

East Midlands funding

£50 million towards the Lincoln Eastern Bypass which will reduce congestion in the city centre, improve air quality and encourage planned housing growth. Construction to start January 2017. Completion December 2019.

Investing £2.8 million to further develop the business case for the Melton Mowbray Eastern Bypass - a new road to the east of Melton Mowbray which aims to open up land for housing and commercial development and reduce congestion in the town centre.

Allocating more than £8 million to the East Midlands - enough to fix around 152,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This is over and above £91.8 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 9 of most dangerous local roads in the East Midlands where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

East Midlands potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
Derby UA 166,000 3,100 1,968,000
Leicester UA 187,000 3,500 2,323,000
Nottingham UA 174,000 3,300 1,969,000
Rutland UA 153,000 2,900 1,696,000
Derbyshire 1,462,000 27,600 16,874,000
Leicestershire 1,120,000 21,100 12,642,000
Lincolnshire 2,482,000 46,800 27,571,000
Northamptonshire 1,171,000 22,100 13,581,000
Nottinghamshire 1,174,000 22,200 13,265,000

East Midlands dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A619 6.1 Derbyshire CC
A1084 15.3 Lincolnshire CC
A631 5.2 Lincolnshire CC
A631 22.3 Lincolnshire CC
A634 12.7 Nottinghamshire CC
A361 6.6 Northamptonshire CC
A5012 15.2 Derbyshire CC
A5004 12.4 Derbyshire CC

Road schemes in the East Midlands

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A43 Corby Link Road 34.0 20.5
Connecting Derby 36.2 26.7
London Road Bridge (Derby) 6.9 4.4
Nottingham Ring Road Improvements 16.2 12.8
M6 J5-8 115 115
M1 J28-31 206 206
A453 Widening 150 150
A14 Kettering 42 42
M6 J10a-13 380 380
Under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A45/A46 Tollbar End 106 106
M1 Junction 19 191 191
M5 J4a-6 smart motorway 50-100 50-100
M1 J13-19 smart motorway 100-250 100-250
A50 Uttoxeter 25-50 25-50
M5 Junctions 5, 6 & 7 Upgrades <25 <25
A43 Abthorpe 7 7
Scheduled to start construction before 2020 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
M1 J24-25 50-100 50-100
M6 J2-4 100-250 100-250

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 £1.25 million 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.

Allocating more than £7.6 million to the West Midlands enough to fix around 144,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £87 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 2 of most dangerous local roads in the West Midlands where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

West Midlands potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Number of potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
Herefordshire, County of UA 899,000 17,000 10,244,000
Shropshire UA 1,335,000 25,200 14,667,000
Stoke-on-Trent UA 195,000 3,700 2,116,000
Telford and Wrekin UA 250,000 4,700 3,069,000
Staffordshire 1,582,000 29,800 17,848,000
Warwickshire 1,016,000 19,200 11,514,000
Coventry 198,000 3,700 2,458,000
Dudley 238,000 4,500 2,699,000
Sandwell 225,000 4,200 2,853,000
Solihull 200,000 3,800 2,329,000
Walsall 188,000 3,500 2,147,000
Wolverhampton 173,000 3,300 2,001,000
Worcestershire 1,169,000 22,000 13,341,000

West Midlands dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A529 9.1 Shropshire CC
A529 9.3 Shropshire CC

Road schemes in the West Midlands

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A45 Westbound Bridge Road 11.9 8.3
Chester Road (Birmingham) 11.7 / 8.3
Darlaston Access Improvement (Walsall) 25.9 14.3
Evesham Bridge (Worcestershire) 8.2 5.6
M6 J5-8 115 115
M1 J28-31 206 206
A453 Widening 150 150
A14 Kettering 42 42
M6 J10a-13 380 380
Under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A45/A46 Tollbar End 106 106
M1 Junction 19 191 191
M5 J4a-6 smart motorway 50-100 50-100
M1 J13-19 smart motorway 100-250 100-250
A50 Uttoxeter 25-50 25-50
M5 Junctions 5, 6 & 7 Upgrades <25 <25
A43 Abthorpe 7 7
Scheduled to start construction before 2020 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
M1 J24-25 50-100 50-100
M6 J2-4 100-250 100-250

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 £27 million 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 £1 million 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.

Allocating over £9.7 million to the East of England enough to fix around 183,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £109 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 2 of most dangerous local roads in the East of England where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

East of England potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
Bedford UA 219,000 4,100 2,654,000
Central Bedfordshire UA 356,000 6,700 3,962,000
Luton UA 94,000 1,800 1,216,000
Peterborough UA 240,000 4,500 3,078,000
Southend-on-Sea UA 102,000 1,900 1,238,000
Thurrock UA 153,000 2,900 1,772,000
Cambridgeshire 1,155,000 21,800 13,342,000
Essex 1,869,000 35,300 21,847,000
Hertfordshire 1,293,000 24,400 15,828,000
Norfolk 2,476,000 46,700 25,459,000
Suffolk 1,763,000 33,300 19,393,000

East of England dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A1303 6.6 Cambridgeshire CC
A126 12.5 Thurrock BC

Road schemes in the East of England

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
Luton Town Centre (Inner Ring Road) 24.1 15.9
A11 Fiveways to Thetford 102 102
Under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
Norwich Northern Distributor Road 132.7 96.5
A5-M1 Link Road 162 162
A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon 1500 1500

South East funding

Investing £27 million to develop a transformational tech corridor between Oxford and Cambridge. This Strategic Study will identify and develop options in greater detail, including further analysis, stakeholder engagement, consultation and environmental analysis.

Allocating over £11.6 million to the South East enough to fix around 220,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £132 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 10 of most dangerous local roads in the South East where risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

South East potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (£53/pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
Bracknell Forest UA 125,000 2,400 1,512,000
Brighton and Hove UA 135,000 2,600 2,332,000
Isle of Wight UA 0 0 0
Medway UA 201,000 3,800 2,263,000
Milton Keynes UA 280,000 5,300 4,554,000
Portsmouth UA 111,000 2,100 1,272,000
Reading UA 97,000 1,800 1,309,000
Slough UA 66,000 1,200 803,000
Southampton UA 137,000 2,600 1,515,000
West Berkshire UA 336,000 6,300 3,836,000
Windsor and Maidenhead UA 173,000 3,300 1,936,000
Wokingham UA 203,000 3,800 2,360,000
Buckinghamshire 852,000 16,100 9,334,000
East Sussex 846,000 16,000 9,451,000
Hampshire 2,123,000 40,000 23,847,000
Kent 2,196,000 41,400 24,249,000
Oxfordshire 1,315,000 24,800 14,842,000
Surrey 1,348,000 25,400 14,859,000
West Sussex 1,145,000 21,600 12,200,000

South East dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A285 18.7 West Sussex CC
A252 14.1 Kent CC
A27 6.3 Hampshire CC
A40 9.2 Buckinghamshire CC
A32 10.8 Hampshire CC
A361 21.4 Oxfordshire CC
A290 8.6 Kent CC
A217 9.1 Surrey CC
A36 6.8 Hampshire CC
A4 8.7 Slough BC

Road schemes in the South East

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
Bexhill-Hastings Link Road 117.1 56.9
Portsmouth Northern Road Bridge 12.6 11.1
Portsmouth Tipner Interchange Road 28.2 19.5
Reading Station Highway Improvements 13.2 9.6
Walton Bridge (Surrey) 31.8 23.9
M25 J5-6/7 121 121
A23 Handcross to Warninglid 79 79
M25 J23-27 180 180
Under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
A21 Tonbridge to Pembury 70 70
M25 J30 79 79
M3 J2-4a 174 174
Scheduled to start construction before 2020 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
M20 J10a 50-100 50-100
M20 J3-5 50-100 50-100
M23 J8-10 100-250 100-250

South West funding

Allocating over £12.4 million to the South West enough to fix around 235,000 potholes in 2017 to 2018 or stop them forming in the first place. This funding is over and above £144 million we are already committed to providing in 2017 to 2018 to help repair our local highways.

From the £175 million being made available for road safety, we will be upgrading 6 of most dangerous local roads in the South West where the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest.

South West potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority Pothole Fund allocation (£) Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole) Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)
Bath and North East Somerset UA 272,000 5,100 3,352,000
Bournemouth UA 113,000 2,100 1,291,000
Bristol, City of UA 257,000 4,800 3,460,000
Cornwall UA 1,847,000 34,900 20,167,000
Isles of Scilly UA 0 0 0
North Somerset UA 276,000 5,200 3,567,000
Plymouth UA 164,000 3,100 2,067,000
Poole UA 124,000 2,300 1,423,000
South Gloucestershire UA 362,000 6,800 4,516,000
Swindon UA 194,000 3,700 2,489,000
Torbay UA 117,000 2,200 1,297,000
Wiltshire UA 1,300,000 24,500 14,757,000
Devon 3,192,000 60,200 37,611,000
Dorset 1,070,000 20,200 12,364,000
Gloucestershire 1,435,000 27,100 15,854,000
Somerset 1,750,000 33,000 20,015,000

South West dangerous roads breakdown

Road Length of section (km) LA (for longest part of link)
A371 5.4 North Somerset Council
A4173 8.7 Gloucestershire CC
A3121 9.5 Devon CC
A3071 9.8 Cornwall CC
A3058 6.3 Cornwall CC
A3123 11.0 Devon CC

Road schemes in the South West

Completed since 2010 Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
Camborne-Pool-Redruth Link Road 27.9 16.1
East of Exeter (M5 J29) 14.4 10.2
Kingskerswell Bypass (Devon) 106.5 76.4
M4 J19-20 /M5 J15-17 86  
Under construction Total investment (£m) DfT investment (£m)
South Bristol Link 44.3 27.6
Taunton Northern Inner Distributor Road 27.0 14.7
A30 Temple to Higher Carblake 60 60

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Published 28 November 2016