New £1.7bn transport investment to target road repairs and increase EV charger numbers

Drivers should be able to enjoy smoother and safer roads thanks to a new multi-billion pound investment in roads and transport announced today.

Millions of pounds worth of upgrades have already been made to the UK’s road network during the lockdown period, and this is set to continue over the coming months.

But the GBP1.7bn Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund aims to go further and not only improve roads and bridges but also repair around 11 million potholes currently plaguing the UK’s road network.

It will also be used to improve road safety at key locations, install new priority bus lanes and implement new projects that will help maintain the improvement of air quality which has been recorded during lockdown.

It’s part of a multi-billion package of investment in road and rail to help the economy as it recovers from the effect of the coronavirus.

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