National Highways wants your views on future road investment in your area
What are the issues with the roads you use? How could they be improved? National Highways has launched an online feedback tool for road users and those who live near to England’s motorways and major A roads to give their views on where investment is needed the most.
The strategic road network, managed by National Highways (formerly Highways England), stretches over 4,300 miles and represents the core our of national transport system and our major roads, like the M11, A1, A14 and A12, which connect people and businesses in the East with the rest of the UK and the world, via rail, ports and airports.
These roads are vital in enabling businesses to transport products and services, providing access to jobs and suppliers, and facilitating trade and investment across the country, as well as providing essential links for leisure and connecting people and places.
National Highways is delivering an unprecedented level of investment in our roads, to increase capacity and reduce congestion to reduce journey times and to make journeys more reliable and safer. Current projects include the widening of the A12 in Essex, a series of dualling and junction improvements along the A47, a major junction improvement and new dual carriageway between the Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet junction.
So, make sure you have your say in where you want to see future investment going.
The online tool has been developed as part of our engagement process for Route Strategies, which is one activity used to inform the government’s decisions on future road investment. As well as capturing public feedback, they will be consulting local government and transport authorities, as well as other interested parties.
Elliot Shaw, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, said:
“At National Highways we are constantly challenging ourselves to seek out ways to improve the experience of those who use our roads and the communities who live nearby.
“The new easy-to-use online tool provides everyone from commuters, professional road users, nearby residents and community groups to comment.
“I urge you to provide feedback on what is important to you – a specific location on England’s motorways or major A roads, a longer route or general feedback about our road network. This is your opportunity to help inform the long-term vision for the future of our roads.”
Together with input from a wide range of other stakeholders feedback will be used to inform recommendations and investment plans going forward for the Department for Transport’s next Road Investment Strategies (RIS3 2025 – 2030).
The online tool is open for feedback until 30 November 2021.
See Route Strategies – Planning for the future of our roads for further information.