Building a road is not easy. It requires a large number of people and organisations to make it happen including designers. planners. community representatives. construction workers and citizens are needed to get from point A to point B and it can take years before the road is ready to be open to the public. When the Highway Agency looks into building new roads it first identifies a scheme. Once this is approved a design team is appointed to create designs for the roads and look into alternative road routes. Once design layouts are finalised the Highway Agency undertake public consultations to local communities and shareholders. A road report is also written up to consider any effects the road may have on the environment. Once officials have approved this and a preferred route has been chosen the final decision rests with the secretary of state. In the construction stages when land has been acquired. work can begin. During this process the site monitored to ensure that plants and wildlife are protected. moved and introduced. There may also be archaeological digs at this stage to discover historical remains. new bridges may be built. drainage treatment ponds installed and fences to reduce noise. After a final stage of safety checks the road can be open to the public.
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