This is the stage 3 report for the A1 East of England study. It outlines the high level case for improvements to the A1 between the M25 and Peterborough. Based on the work to date 3 options for improvements have been identified:
- a new motorway, mostly offline, in the central section
- local improvements (grade separating junctions and local bypasses); and
- upgrade the east-west connectivity of the A1 to avoid ‘hop on, hop off’ behaviour
Background to the A1 east of England strategic study
The A1 east of England strategic study is one of 6 strategic studies that will inform the development of the second phase of the Road investment strategy (RIS 2).
The study was announced as part of the first phase of the Road investment strategy (RIS 1) published in December 2014. The RIS 1 and RIS 2 set out a long-term approach to improve England’s motorways and major roads (the ‘strategic road network’).