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Government launches transport investment strategy - WSP responds to the announcement

5 July – Responding to today’s announcement by Chris Grayling, Minister for Transport, on the ring-fencing of funds to support improvement to major roads linking into the Strategic Roads Network, Stephen Russell WSP Head of Highways said:

 

“Government focus on supporting sustainable growth through improving the infrastructure that connects communities took a further step today through the release of the transport infrastructure strategy.

“This funding will help to re-balance the perceived discrepancy between local and central government infrastructure investment and will be welcome to local authorities who are balancing revenue and capital funding pressures whilst seeking to maintain and enhance their key local roads.   

“By ring-fencing funds to support the upgrade of local roads the strategy builds on the work done within the Rees Jeffries report issued last year that highlighted the importance of the emerging Major Road Network.

“A key enabler to making the most of this funding will be ensuring that local road enhancements interlink with the wider Strategic Road Network plans and therefore the work of Sub National Transport Bodies, Combined Authorities, and LEPs will be key to supporting the potential that is now being made available.”

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