Roads: Capital Investment

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 1 July 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the £27 billion the Government announced for the Road Investment Strategy 2 programme is being allocated to (a) ongoing road construction projects, (b) new road construction projects, (c) road maintenance for existing roads, (d) research and development into low carbon road building materials and techniques and (e) other spending.

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

The Government has made £27.504 billion available to Highways England from 2020 to 2025 for the Strategic Road Network (SRN) for Road Investment Strategy 2. This includes £14.264 billion for capital enhancements, covering ongoing and new schemes and £5.825 billion for the capital cost of operations, maintenance, renewals and business costs. How this is allocated into further sub-categories of spend is a matter for Highways England and is reported by them in their published delivery plan and annual updates. The remainder of the total is for operational resource costs, designated funds and preparing for Road Investment Strategy 3.

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