Work starts on six road schemes for future delivery

road developments will be carried out over the next three years

The development of six major road networks has been given the go ahead by road Minister Mike Penning. Work to support future improvements to the strategic road network has been given the green light.

The road developments will be carried out over the next three years and will ensure that a  ‘pipeline’ of future Highways Agency major infrastructure improvements will be maintained, contributing to future economic growth, and supporting Government’s National Infrastructure Plan. The plan to develop the roads comes as great news to couriers and express delivery markets as delivery networks will be improved by 2015, providing a safer and quicker route for courier drivers.

The six schemes are:

  • A21 Tonbridge – Pembury widening; Kent
  • A63 Castle Street improvements, Hull; and
  • A160/A180 improvements, Immingham
  • M4 Junctions 3-12 managed motorway scheme; Thames Valley
  • M25 Junction 30 / A13 congestion relief scheme, Thurrock;
  • A19/A1058 Coast Road Junction improvement; North Tyneside

Roads Minister Mike Penning said:

“We are committed to tackling congestion, keeping traffic moving and supporting the UK economy, putting in money where its most needed and where the public will get a good return on investment.

“We have already announced around £3bn of investment to complete work on Highways Agency major road projects under construction and to allow work to start before March 2015 on 20 much-needed road improvement schemes.

“Today, I am confirming development work will be advanced on a further six schemes around the country. This means they will be in a good position to be selected for start of works in the early years of the next spending reviewing period.”

It’s great to see that the road networks of the UK are up for improvement.  Not only national and local businesses will benefit as international trade routes can bring extra trade into the UK. The networks should make it easier for export businesses to send goods overseas.