The Government has unveiled funding to improve key roads in Yorkshire.
In a speech to the Conservative Party's autumn conference in Birmingham later, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected to pledge £14 million pounds for road schemes in the region to help "accelerate growth and cut congestion".
The schemes include:
- Rotherham/Sheffield: M1 junction 33 - Widen the exit slip roads at the Catcliffe Interchange to three lanes and widen some connecting roads and roundabouts. (Cost £1.9m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).
- Doncaster: M18 junctions 2 to 3 northbound - Introduce a "lane gain" at junction 2 and a "lane drop" at junction 3, using the hard shoulder and part of the central reserve. (Cost £3.5m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).
- Wakefield: M1 junction 40 southbound - Widen the southbound exit slip road using the hard shoulder and widening connected local roads. (Cost £0.7m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).
- Leeds: M1 junction 41 - Widen the A650 approach to three lanes and improve traffic signals and signage. (Cost £2m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).
- Leeds: M1 junction 44 - Provide a "cut-through" in the northern roundabout alongside full-time traffic signals and localised widening. (Cost £1.8m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).
- Pontefract: M62 junction 32 eastbound - Widen the eastbound exit slip road.(Cost £2m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).
- Castleford: M62 junction 31 eastbound - Widen and extend the eastbound exit slip road. (Cost £2m. Starts 2014. Ends 2015).