Motorists: Journey times

Transport – in the House of Commons on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South

What steps he is taking to support motorists to reduce their journey time.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government are investing in major enhancements across the strategic and local road networks to increase capacity and reduce delays.

Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South

The car remains a great agent of enterprise and personal freedom and we should never apologise for advancing its cause, so in that spirit, what support will the Department provide to advance construction of the much needed north-west and northern parts of the Northampton ring road?

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

I commend my hon. Friend for his sterling efforts over a long period to support investment in a key part of the local road network in his area, which, as he says, is vital for jobs and the local economy. I understand that West Northamptonshire Council is exploring options to secure funding, and discussions will take place in the spending review.