The Department for Transport has announced its Transport Investment Strategy (4th July 2017 DfT announcement.)
This new strategy will see local roads benefit from a multi-billion pound fund with the proposed creation of a major road network. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling acknowledged in his press release that the proposals for the major road network were a response to the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund study last year, which highlighted the disparity between the funding and planning of Britain’s motorways — the strategic road network — and local authority A roads.
David Hutchinson, Chairman commenting on the announcement said “The Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are delighted that their investment in this two-year study, and the effort and commitment of the two authors, will now have far-reaching consequences for England’s road network and its millions of users”.
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