Major new road funding announced

Congested roads across England are to be tackled with £165m of funding.

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Improvements to the army and navy flyover in Chelmsford welcomed

Nearly 90 million pounds is to be spent on improving congestion hotspots on our roads.

The army and navy flyover in Chelmsford will be improved thanks to the money which has been announced today.

It comes from a Government local pinch point fund. Our region's share will also go towards road upgrades in Bedford, Northampton, Lowestoft, Milton Keynes and Peterborough.

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Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, said:

  • The schemes we have announced today are designed to target key bottlenecks around the country, making life easier for the thousands of motorists and businesses who use the local road network every day.
  • These schemes have the potential to help create more than 100,000 jobs and around 100,000 new homes.
  • I look forward to seeing works underway as soon as possible.

£165m boost to tackle bottlenecks

Congested roads across England are to be tackled with £165m of funding, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today.

Today's announcement is the second tranche of funding from the £170 million Local Pinch Point Fund, first announced in December 2012.

A total of 62 schemes have won Department funding totalling £165.2 million. Schemes believed to be included are the Bedford bypass, Houghton Regis bypass, Lowestoft bypass, improvements to the A176 in South Essex and making the Chelmsford Army and Navy Flyover two lanes.

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