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."

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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.