‘Killer roads’ to be improved

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The Government has announced £175m “to improve the 50 most dangerous roads in the country.”

Transport secretary Chris Grayling unveiled the safety fund as he gave further details of the £1.3bn additional funding for roads announced in the Autumn Statement, which includes a £925m pot local highways authorities can bid for.

Other announcements included approval for the £95m Lincoln Eastern Bypass, and £27m to investigate building an Oxford-Cambridge ‘expressway’.

Mr Grayling also announced £70m for 2017 to 2018 to fix potholes – priced at £53 per pothole – with a list of how much each local authority will get.

Full details of schemes are here