Sajid Javid has welcomed the announcement of £1.4 billion new investment in Midlands infrastructure – dealing with problems on the roads and supporting jobs and growth.
This will result in a transformation of the roads network in the region, including making improvements to the M1 and the M6. This builds on the work started since 2010 to upgrade the Catthorpe Interchange, make major improvements to the Birmingham Box on the M6 and M42 and widen the A453 – making life easier for businesses and motorists.
This is part of a £15 billion Roads Investment Strategy setting out how the government will invest in the roads network in England between 2015/16 and 2020/21 – with over 100 major schemes planned in total.
Locally people will particularly benefit from upgrades at junction 4 of the M5.
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said:
“Because we Conservatives have been working through our Long-Term Economic Plan over the last four years, we are able to invest an unprecedented sum into the Midlands. Today I am committing a further £1.4 billion of new funding for roads in the Midlands.
“For years these roads have suffered from underinvestment, resulting in congestion and delays. This has brought misery to motorists and undermined growth prospects of businesses. This new investment will help deal with these issues, creating jobs and opportunities for hardworking taxpayers throughout the Midlands. This never would have happened without the strong voice of Conservative MPs and candidates”.
Sajid Javid said:
“This is great news for motorists and businesses in Bromsgrove who have had to deal with the consequences of underinvestment in roads in the Midlands.
“The 17 new schemes announced across the Midlands will go a long way to dealing with these problems. And locally we’ll particularly benefit from the widening of Junction 4 on the M5.
“By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses, helping businesses to create more jobs and making life easier for the hardworking taxpayers in Bromsgrove who rely on them to get around”.