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£142 million road investment planned for the South East


Highways England has announced plans for a vast roads improvement project across the South East.


The scheme will focus on motorways and major A roads including the M25, M27, M3, M4, A27 and A2.


Planned works include road resurfacing, bridge joint replacements, creating new cycle lanes and improved signage and landscaping.


The body plans to invest £142 million across the range of schemes.


Baroness Vere, roads minister, said of the plans: “This Government is committed to improving our transport infrastructure, and this multi-million-pound investment is a real reflection of that commitment.


“The funding will ensure motorists and road-users right across the South East will enjoy safer and better journeys, whilst boosting local economies as we continue to build back better from the pandemic.”


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Highways England noted that investment in roads is essential for safe journeys and reliability for drivers and will help cut unplanned maintenance in the future.


Major works are planned in Surrey, Hampshire and the M25 including the A30 and M27, and in Keny and Sussex, including the Eastcliff Viaduct and concrete repairs on the A2 near Canterbury.