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Highways England confirms cycling works under way at 40 locations

Highways England confirms cycling works under way at 40 locations

Safe crossings for motorway junctions and separated routes along A roads among projects started Highways England says it has begun work on 40 schemes designed to make it safer for cyclists to cross motorway junctions, including in the north west, and ride along major A roads, with the A12 in Suffolk among those to benefit from improvements.

The works form part of a £100 million package involving 200 cycling separate projects that the agency is delivering over the next five years under the government’s Road Investment Strategy.

It says that the schemes will provide safe routes suitable for cyclists of all abilities and separated from motor traffic.

Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, said: “Our investment in cycling infrastructure will make cycling safer and ultimately cut congestion on the roads.

“Highways England is well on the way to delivering £100 million worth of improvements to cycling facilities around major roads over the next five years.

“This important work is part of a transformational programme to make travelling by bike a more attractive option – great news for cyclists and motorists.”The works currently being undertaken include cycle lanes and crossings being installed at nine motorway junctions and on […]

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