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Government axes 21 road schemes

The government has axed 21 road schemes as part of its regional transport funding settlement.

According to the Campaign for Better Transport’s roads and climate campaigner, Richard George, “While we’re disappointed with large amount of money the Government allocated to the regions for road building, we’re heartened it cleared out some unaffordable and undesirable road schemes.”

The 21 axed schemes are:
East Midlands:

  • A509 Isham to Wellingborough Improvement (Northamptonshire)
  • Pleasley Bypass (Nottinghamshire)
  • A6003 Caldecott Bypass (Rutland)
  • A617 Glapwell Bypass (Derbyshire)
  • Shirebrook Link (Derbyshire)
  • Melton Mowbray Bypass (Leicestershire)
  • A6 Kibworth Bypass (Leicestershire)
  • Syston Eastern Bypass (Leicestershire)
  • Completion of Lutterworth Western Relief Road (Leicestershire)
  • Wymeswold Bypass (Leicestershire)
  • Sharnford Bypass (Leicestershire)
  • A45 Stanwick-Thrapston Dualling

East of England:

  • A47 (Blofeld to North Burlingham)
  • A120 (Braintree to Marks Tey)

North East:

  • A109/A1067 Seaton Burn junction
  • A19/A189 Moor Farm junction

South West:

  • A303/A358 South Petherton to M5 Taunton
  • A40 Gloucester Bypass

West Midlands:

  • Longbridge Link Road (Birmingham)
  • Stourport Relief Road (Worcestershire)
  • Hereford Outer Distributor Road (Herefordshire)

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