Government unveils 84 new road projects costing £15bn

The Government has today detailed its £15bn plan to triple levels of spending on new roads and improvements by the end of the decade.

In its first ever Road Investment Strategy, the government plans to invest in more than 100 new road schemes over this parliament and next, 84 of which are brand new today.

Over 1,300 new lane miles will be added, including £1.5bn on smart motorways between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Yorkshire.

The programme includes ambitious projects to dual the A303, A1, A27 and the A47 as well as spending on important local infrastructure.

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