Dominic Browne 13 March 2020

New major road network and large local major schemes announced

The Government has announced the successful major road network (MRN) and Large Local Major (LLM) schemes proceeding to the next stage of development.

The Treasury's Budget document names 15 schemes that will be taken forward - calling them a 'second round' of projects, despite this being the first funding round for the MRN (2020-2025).

A handful of MRN schemes were previously announced by former transport secretary Chris Grayling in 2018; however these were not mentioned in the Budget.

Although the Government has previously allocated £3.5bn between 2020-2025 for these two types of scheme, the Budget document does not provide costings for each of the new MRN and LLM schemes.

This successful schemes are:

  • junction improvements to the A12 East of Ipswich
  • improving the A350 at Junction 17 of the M4
  • a single carriageway bypass on the A39 Atlantic Highway (pictured)
  • junction improvements to the A426/A4071 Avon Mill/Hunters Lane, and a short dual carriageway
  • a link road from Chesterfield town centre to the A6192 and A619 at Staveley
  • carriageway dualling and roundabout improvements on the A12 in Woodbridge
  • junction improvements on the A127 growth corridor
  • capacity enhancement on the A326
  • alleviating congestion pinch points through the villages of Walton and Ashcott on the A39
  • junction improvements at the Army and Navy roundabout near the centre of Chelmsford
  • refurbishment of the flyover structure carrying the A232 in Croydon
  • improving the Ely to Cambridge A10 Junction
  • refurbishment to the Hope and Anchor flyover which carries the A316 Twickenham Road
  • refurbishment of Kew Bridge
  • upgrades to M5 Junction 9 and a bypass on the A46 Ashchurch

This article first appeared on Highways Magazine

Skate parks are not the only fruit image

Skate parks are not the only fruit

On Go Skateboarding Day, Susannah Walker asks councils and their leisure and park departments to think differently about what facilities they provide for teenagers.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Head of Service – Adults Services South, Safeguarding & DoLS

Bolton Council
£51,772
It is an exciting time to join us as Head of Service for Safeguarding, DoLS and South District. Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Bolton Council

Apprenticeship

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£28,470 - £44,628
Kick-start your career with an apprenticeship based in Royal Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Social Worker – Enhanced Social Care Support In Reach

Essex County Council
£32,787 to £44,826
We currently have an opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Countywide Enhanced Support In Reach Team. Essex / Countywide
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Procurement Assistant Manager x 3

Essex County Council
£38,762
We are looking for an experienced procurement professional to fulfil this truly wide ranging role. Chelmsford, Essex / Anywhere Worker
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Group Accountant-Business Services

City of Bradford MDC
£42,614 to £47,665
Bradford is currently on a journey of change delivering the ambitious outcomes of our Council Plan. Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.