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ÂŁ38 million boost for safer roads across England


17 of the most high-risk roads in England to be made safer for drivers.

The £38.3 million comes on top of the £147.5 million already invested to deliver life-saving improvements on 82 high risk roads across England.

Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, said: “Britain’s roads are some of the safest in the world, but we are always looking at ways to help keep drivers and all road users safe. As part of the government’s plan to improve roads across the country, we’re providing an extra £38 million so that local councils in England have the support they need to keep everyone safe while reducing congestion and helping to grow the economy.”

Over a 20-year period, this funding will see significant reductions in fatal and serious injuries, up to as much as a 30.8% reduction on some roads. Improvements will include designing new junctions and roundabouts, improving signage and road markings, new road surfacing and landscape management, and improved pedestrian crossings and cycle lanes.

“The logistics industry is committed to improving safety and so we are pleased to see that the government is investing in addressing issues with some of the country's most dangerous routes,” says Jonathan Walker, Head of Cities and Infrastructure Policy, Logistics UK. “This funding should be delivered swiftly, with improvements designed and implemented in consultation with road users.”

Published On: 28/03/2024 16:00:00

 

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