Midlands could lead the way on roads management

Motorway schemes in the Midlands could be the future of road network management in the future, a roads minister said today.

Speaking to ITV News Central, project manager Rob Edwards said: "We're doing extra resurfacing work so that we won't have to involve traffic management and narrow lanes for a long period after we finish this project.

"And that's going to be the emphasis on the way we manage the networks in the future."


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.