£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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Major new road funding announced

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