21 local transport schemes worth a total of £854m have been given approval for central government funding assistance by The Department for Transport. These are in addition to the 20 schemes announced in the autumn statement last month that are worth a total of £574m.
Transport secretary Justine Greening said: “Transport infrastructure is central to growth, and I am announcing funding for a further 21 local major transport schemes. Along with the schemes announced last month we’ve supported investment of over £1.4bn that will strengthen local economies and improve local transport links for communities across the country.
“Almost all journeys begin and end on local authority networks, which provide the crucial links that allow people and businesses to prosper. We are investing in schemes that will provide better access to jobs and services, reduce congestion and enable more goods to move more easily around our country. This will be £1.4bn invested in local communities to build the transport system we need to get the economy back on track.”
The newly announced local transport schemes include:
Bath Transportation Package.
Beverley Integrated Transport Plan.
Camborne-Pool-Redruth Transport Package.
Chester Road (Birmingham).
Coventry-Nuneaton Rail Upgrade
Croxley Rail Link (Watford)
Elmbridge Transport (Gloucester).
Leeds Inner Relief Road Maintenance
Loughborough Town Centre Transport Scheme.
Luton Town Centre Transport Scheme.
Morpeth Northern Bypass.
North Fringe to Hengrove BRT (Bristol).
Nottingham Ring Road.
Pennine Reach (East Lancs Rapid Transit).
South Yorkshire Bus Rapid Transit Phase 1 (Sheffield/Rotherham).
Sunderland Strategic Corridor.
Worcester Transport Strategy.