Minister visits roads scheme

Roads minister Robert Goodwill will visit the Midlands today to view progress on developing the M6 J5-8 smart motorway scheme. He will announce that over 9,500 construction jobs will be supported in the UK in 2014.

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£50bn to be invested in roads over the next 15 years

Roads minister Robert Goodwill said today that motorway schemes, like the one used to relieve traffic on the M6 in the Midlands, could be rolled out "more and more across the country".

Speaking to ITV News Central he said: "The main thing is to keep the traffic flowing and this system does keep the traffic flowing, it's much cheaper than having to put extra lanes on motorways."

He added: "Over the next 15 years we are going to invest £50 billion in road schemes."

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