Great news for both the road user and the highways industry as the Government unveils their plans to improve and enhance the local A-road network throughout England. An annual fund of £1 billion is being provided to the councils to improve the local infrastructure. This annual fund is part of a £6.1 billion programme of road improvements where, over the next 6 months, the Government will be taking the next steps on 55 road improvements across the country, including 8 schemes, consulting on 10 schemes and publishing final plans for another 29 schemes.
These improvements and schemes are a positive move forward for the Highways Departments and Local Authorities giving them the opportunity to improve local networks, with the A-roads needing greater improvement. This will also benefit the road user by easing road congestion, improving safety , reducing journey time and increasing capacity on roads. This radical funding plan will also boost the local economy and give these areas better local connections.
The use of market leading BBS Barriers within these schemes will aid with all the advantages for the road user and in particular help reduce traffic due to low maintenance of the product, increase the capacity on the roads as the barrier is space saving and surface mounted and most importantly improves safety for those using and maintaining them. With its wide range of versatile products, BBS Barriers can provide a recognised CE marked optimal solution to support these developing road schemes.
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