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PM to announce '£15bn for UK's worst roads'

Congestion on 100 of Britain's worst roads may soon be a thing of the past, after the Prime Minister signalled a "road revolution" for some of the UK's motorways, trunk roads and A roads.

In a speech to be given to business leaders later today, David Cameron will outline a £15 billion project to help fix Britain's roads. Some plans include tunnelling under Stonehenge, while stretches of the A1 round Newcastle, roads across the Pennines, the A47 in the east of England and the A27 on the south coast would also be in line for funding.

Britain's neglected roads have been slowly getting worse - a survey from the Asphalt Industry Alliance in April revealed it would cost at least £12 billionn to get roads in England and Wales back to a "reasonable" condition. However, in 2013 that cost was estimated at £10.5 billion. Richard Gaisford reports.

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