The UK Department for Transport has released a comprehensive spending review aimed at reducing the deficit while sustaining long-term growth.

The department will reduce overall spending by 15%, making savings of 21% from its resource budget and also enforce an 11% reduction in capital spending.

The government has announced new road schemes that include the A11 in Norfolk between Fiveways junction and Thetford, and the M4 and M5 north of Bristol, among others.

It has also cancelled some schemes including the A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst, the A21 Flimwell to Robertsbridge, the A19 Seaton Burn Interchange, and the A19 Moor Farm, among others.

Other approaches include withdrawing the £1bn ($1.5m) A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton scheme, improving the efficiency of the Highways Agency, and reducing the operating costs of the Traffic Officer Service, besides many others.

The average annual spend on maintenance in the four-year spending review period to 2014/15 will now be £714m ($1.12bn), compared with the spending of £748m ($1.17bn) in 2010/11.

It also aims to make 28% savings from local transport revenue funding, and thereby plans to cut down from 26 grant streams to 4 from 2011-12, and will establish a £560m ($881m) local sustainable transport fund.