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£200M transport shortlists announced

36 schemes shortlisted for a share of £200M in transport infrastructure fund cash have been announced by housing minister Caroline Flint and transport minister Rosie Winterton.

The shortlisted schemes are in locations committed to building more homes, and need to improve their transport infrastructure to support this growth.

Caroline Flint said: "One of the main priorities this government faces is building the new homes that families and first time buyers, in particular, so badly need.

"These places are already stepping up to the mark to deliver more housing, so now we are looking to support that development by getting the right infrastructure in place.

"The schemes shortlisted today for the next stage in bidding for £200M of funding have shown that they can help unlock potential in proposed new developments, as well as provide the transport infrastructure to support growing communities and improve access to town centres and jobs."

Rosie Winterton said: "This funding plays a critical role in supporting Local Authorities to ensure housing developments are properly planned, with high quality infrastructure at the centre.

"Almost half of the investment will go to schemes that reduce the reliance on cars and encourage more sustainable travel. This presents real support to new communities with genuine ambitions for changing the way they travel."

Shortlisted schemes:

1 A414 Dualling from M11 J7 to A1169 Southern Way

2 Acceleration of New A12 Junction

3 Postwick Hub - Improvement to the A47 Postwick Interchange and expansion of the existing Postwick Park & Ride site

4 First Avenue, Multi-modal Corridor, Phase II

5 Regiment Way Park and Ride Chelmsford

6 Ipswich central area transport improvements

7 King’s Lynn South Transport Major

8 Cambridge Gateway - series of measures to enhance public transport interchange at Cambridge railway station.

9 Parkway Station – New Northern Entrance

10 Cowbridge area mitigation measures (as a result of A421 Dualling from M1 to Bedford)

11 Birstall Park and Ride

12 Waterside Sanvey Gate Junction Improvement

13 A14 Kettering - Ramp Metering

14 Northampton Modal-Shift Measures

15 Sandy Lane Improvement North

16 Northamptonshire. Northampton to Wellingborough Bus Rapid Transit

17 Seven Sisters Road - to reduce dual carriageway severing from 6 lanes to 5, east of Manor House.

18 Tottenham Hale Gyratory and Station Square Project

19 A422 Corridor Improvements

20 Milton Keynes Busway

21 Bus Rapid Transit– South East Hampshire -Harbour Link

22 Victoria Way - a new transport route to enable access to development sites vital to the expansion and regeneration of Ashford Town Centre.

23 A41 Bicester Road Primary Public Transport Corridor

24 Reading. Reading Station Interchanges

25 Urban Traffic Management and Control System

26 M5 Corridor: Segregated Crossing

27 Junction 30 Improvement on M5

28 Key Pedestrian & and Cycle Bridge over the railway line linking Wichelstowe

29 East End Community Transport Improvements

30 Greyhound Link - Construction of a new strategic link between M54 Junction 5 and the A442 Greyhound Roundabout

31 A38 Junction Serving South of Branston

32 Sustainable Transport projects in East Staffordshire

33 Icknield Port Loop

34 Paragon Park - a link between two radial routes designed to accommodate buses and a gyratory system.

35 Cole Hall Lane Bridge - The replacement of a temporary single lane Bailey Bridge over the River Cole

36 West of Worcester Rapid Transit Corridor

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