An extra 900 miles of road capacity will be added to England’s highway network over the next seven years – a third more than the previous decade.

The Department for Transport (DfT) previously announced £24 billion was being invested into motorways and A roads until 2021. That’s triple its current budget and the largest single investment since the 1970s. More than 3,000 miles will also be resurfaced with the money.

The east of the country will see the biggest investment of £1.54 billion with six schemes – including two on the M25 – making the list. The south east will get £1.41 billion for work on the M25, M3 and A3 near the busy Hindhead tunnel. The M1 will also benefit too as different junctions are included in the £1.07 billion and £1.1 billion investments in the Midlands and the Yorkshire and North East areas, respectively.

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