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Conservatives commit to investment in roads

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The Conservative party has launched its election manifesto and committed to investing £15 billion in roads.

This will include over £6bn in the northern road network, with the dualling and widening of the A1 north of Newcastle and the first new trans-Pennine road capacity in over 40 years.

In the manifesto, the Conservatives state: “We will take action to tackle some of the most notorious and longstanding problems on our road network, including improvements to the A303, A47 and A27.

“We will add 1,300 extra lane miles to our roads, improve over 60 problem junctions, and continue to provide enough funding to fix around 18 million potholes nationwide between 2015 and 2021.”

The party also want to double the number of journeys made by bicycle and will invest over £200m to make cycling safer.



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