PM Says £15bn "Roads Revolution" Will Power the UK's Recovery

By Gary Cutlack on at

The government is planning to spend around £15bn on enhancing some of the UK's most troublesome stretches of road, targeting accident blackspots and heavy congestion zones while also widening stretches of existing tarmac.

The A303 and the A1 were singled out for improvement by Cameron, who says the money and more detailed plans will be announced by the Chancellor in the imminent Autumn Statement. "Hundreds" of extra miles of additional lanes will be built, with the PM claiming it marks the biggest investment in our roads for a generation.

Cameron told the CBI: "This will be nothing less than a roads revolution -- one which will lead to quicker journey times, more jobs, and businesses boosted right across the country." [Guardian]

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