Roads: Rural Areas

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve road safety in (a) Herefordshire and (b) other rural areas.

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

Whilst the Department has no current plan to improve road safety specifically in Herefordshire, the Department’s Safer Roads Fund will benefit the wider area. In 2017 £2.16 million was awarded to improve the A4173 in Gloucestershire and in 2018 £3.89 million was awarded to improve the A529 in Shropshire. These improvements will also benefit the constituents of Hereford as they travel further afield.

In July 2019, the Government published the Road Safety Statement 2019: ‘A Lifetime of Road Safety. This includes a two-year action plan to address a range of road safety issues which will improve safety for all road users, including establishing a working group to address rural road safety issues.

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