Written statement to Parliament

Transport infrastructure: ‘Road investment strategy’

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

£15 billion ‘Road investment strategy’ will increase the capacity and improve the condition of England’s roads.

I am pleased to announce to the House the details of the first ‘Road investment strategy’, an ambitious £15 billion plan to increase the capacity and condition of roads for motorists across England.

The government is investing in over 100 new road schemes over this parliament and next, 84 of which are brand new today.

This major reform will add over 1,300 extra lane miles on motorways and trunk roads and fix some of the most notorious and longstanding problem areas on the strategic road network. These plans are published today in the first ever ‘Road investment strategy’, which has been developed to keep the population connected and the economy growing.

Copies of the ‘Road investment strategy’ documents have been made available in the libraries of both Houses and can be found on the department’s website.