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Highways England has set out how £2 billion of government investment to improve the capacity of roads in the South West will be used.Read the full story ›
Highways England has set out how £2 billion of government investment to improve the capacity of roads in the South West will be used.
The plans aim to make journeys faster and more reliable, and boost the region's economy.
Highways England, the government-owned company which took over responsibility for England’s motorways and major A roads earlier this year, has set out its plan for the South West.
- Improvements to the M5 J23 at Bridgwater - which will support proposals to develop around 5,000 new homes and create more than 4,000 new jobs
- An upgrade for the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross in Cornwall - this will support local plans which would see an increase of over 22,000 homes and more than 11,000 jobs
- Dualling the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester
- Dualling the A358 from the M5 at Taunton to the A303 at Southfields
Millions of pounds worth of funding has also been promised for maintenance schemes, making provisions for cyclists, and for improving the environment.
Our road network connects, people, places and business and this new investment will bring huge improvements to journeys around the South West
The £2 billion investment in the South West of England will significantly improve journeys and help create jobs.
The construction of the first nuclear power plant in the UK for a generation moved a step closer today as fresh investment was announced.Read the full story ›
Plymouth has been left out of a government plan that will see £500 million go to one of Devonport's rival dockyards - Faslane on the Clyde.
Alongside Portsmouth and Devonport, Faslane is one of three major naval hubs, and is the home of Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent.
The money will go towards a 10-year infrastructure project which is expected to begin in 2017. The plans include building sea walls and jetties, and will create thousands of jobs.
Two submarines from Devonport will also be moved up to Faslane in 2020.
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