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David Cameron has promised the biggest road improvement project since the 1970s after announcing £15bn will be invested into Britain's road network.
The Prime Minister said "pinch points" on stretches of the A1 north of Newcastle, the A47 in the east of England, the A27 on the south coast, and roads across the Pennines would all be among those due to receive funding for improvements.
The Prime Minister has pledged to spend £15bn on improving Britain's roads between now and 2020.
Speaking at the CBI's annual conference today David Cameron said up to 100 new road schemes could start work in the next few years as key roads such as the A303 in the West of England, the A1 north of Newcastle, the A47 in the East of England and roads that crossed the Pennines all got improvements.
He said: "We are now not only spending as much on rail as any government since Victorian times but on roads we are now spending more than any government since the big expansion of the 1970s."
Areas of protected countryside will be "trashed" by a £15bn "road revolution" the government is expected to formally announce in the Autumn Statement, transport campaigners have warned.
Chris Todd, roads campaigner at the Campaign for Better Transport, said:
The road building schemes the Government is so keen to talk up will trash protected areas and do nothing for the economy.
It makes no sense to spend billions ploughing more lanes of traffic through our National Parks or desecrating irreplaceable historic sites like Stonehenge.
These schemes will make people more dependent than ever on their cars, place greater costs on the NHS, while failing to tackle problems like the massive backlog of pot holes blighting local roads.