UK government plans to undertake road improvement works
The UK Government plans to undertake road improvement works on the M25, M271, A2, A27 and A31 highways as part of a £15bn investment programme.
Upgrading these roads would result in improved travel times. Commuters will have better journeys on some of the South East’s busiest roads.
The upgrade works will be carried out at the A27 between Lewes and Polegate, and three major junctions on the M25 at junction 10 in Surrey, junction 25 in Hertfordshire and junction 28 in Essex, in addition to widening of the A31 near Ringwood in Dorset.
Highways England regional director for major projects in the South East Ken Simmonds said: “These improvements, which are being made possible by the Government’s record £15 billion investment in major roads, will help drivers who make up the 237 million journeys on these sections of road every year.
“Each scheme has been developed by working with local partners and now you can have your say.
"I encourage anyone with an interest in these roads, whether they drive on them, live near them or depend on them for trade, to get involved and give us their views.”
Upon completion, the government anticipates that the road upgrades would reduce traffic congestion, improve safety of commuters as well as bolster the economy.
The government is planning to initiate public consultations with drivers, residents and businesses over the works that will carried out on these highways.
The consultation process will start on 27 October.
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