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Roads: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to The Northern Transport Strategy: Spring 2016 Report, published on 7 March 2016, how many road projects in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency, (b) Cheshire West and Chester borough, (c) the Cheshire and Warrington LEP area and (d) the area of the Northern Powerhouse are included in the investment programme.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Road projects across the Northern Powerhouse area, including the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership area, are laid out in page 34 of the Northern Transport Strategy: Spring 2016 Report.

Further details on road schemes are included in the Road Investment Strategy, first published in December 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-investment-strategy.

The Spring 2016 Report also includes potential longer-term transformational opportunities (Trans-Pennine Tunnel).

Transport for the North’s Partnership Board, which approved the Report, includes representation for Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and for Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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