Department for Transport response to written question: Improving the road network

The Department for Transport has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the road network in England.

Answer: George Freeman:

Through the first Road Investment Strategy, the Government has invested £17.6 billion in England’s Strategic Road Network since 2015. We intend to make £28.8 billion from the National Roads Fund available for our most strategically important roads over the next five years from 1 April 2020.

In addition, we are providing funding to local highway authorities to support maintenance of their roads, and have pledged £2 billion for the country’s largest ever pothole fixing programme.