Government to invest £15bn in better roads including Stonehenge tunnel

Government to invest £15bn in better roads including Stonehenge tunnel

Roads strategy comes as RAC Foundation predicts there could be 7m more road users in England and Wales within 20 years

More than 80 new road schemes, including a long-awaited plan to tunnel under Stonehenge, will be announced on Monday in what ministers describe as the most far-reaching roads programme in decades.

The £15bn initiative, which covers investment lasting up to 2021, will be set out in the government’s first road investment strategy, which also includes improvements to junctions on the M25, to the A27 in Sussex, to approaches to Liverpool, and to the A1 in the north-east of England. It comes as a report from the RAC Foundation predicts there could be an additional 7 million road users in England and Wales – taking the total to 43 million – within 20 years.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/01/government-invest-15bn-roads-strategy-tunnel-stonehenge