Andrew Rosindell – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Rosindell on 2014-03-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to relieve congestion on roads.

Mr Robert Goodwill

This Government is committed to investing in infrastructure to reduce traffic congestion. This means spending £24 billion on strategic roads over this and the next Parliament, and accelerating the pace of delivery so that people affected see a difference more quickly.

This includes a £500 million programme of pinch point schemes specifically targeted at tackling congestion on both the strategic and local road network, and a further £800 million being invested in 25 local major road schemes.

We have previously announced £183.5m for road repairs following the severe weather this winter and in the recent Budget, the Chancellor announced a further £200 millionfunding for pothole repairs. Of this, £168m will assist Councils in England, with the remaining £32m allocated to the devolved administrations.