Thursday 19th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Midlands bids for £596m road funding

Midland Connect wants the government to provide £596 million to fund 11 major road schemes in the region.

The organisation is working with 22 Midlands councils to identify priority schemes to improve local roads in the region.

The government has allocated £3.5 billion funding for improvements to the major road network between 2020-2025.

Midlands Connect said the schemes would cut congestion, help create jobs and homes and encourage more walking and cycling. Construction on all schemes can begin between 2020-2025 if funding is secured.

The schemes include new bypasses, widening roads at congestion hotspots, improving junctions and roundabouts, new links between existing stretches of road and better pedestrian and cycling facilities.

They include upgrades in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Solihull, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Telford & Wrekin, Derbyshire, Herefordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.