Roads funding: Regional breakdown

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A £15bn "roads revolution" for England has been announced by the government. The road-building programme includes improvements to the M25's junctions and a tunnel on the A303 to tackle bottlenecks at Stonehenge.

Here's a regional breakdown of what is planned.

North West

Nine new road schemes will be located in north-west England, costing about £800m and creating an estimated 600 construction jobs.

Key plans include completing an M62 "smart" lane - a lane that uses technology to manage congestion - from Manchester to Leeds and improving links to the Port of Liverpool.

North East and Yorkshire

In the North East and Yorkshire, there will be 18 new schemes worth £2.3bn - the biggest investment of any region. An estimated 1,500 jobs will be created.

Projects include £290m to make the A1 dual carriageway all the way from London to Ellingham, 25 miles from the Scottish border.


The Midlands will see 17 new schemes costing £1.4bn and creating about 900 jobs.

Major projects include improving the M42 to the east of Birmingham.

East of England

Some 15 new schemes are planned in the East of England at a cost of £1.5bn. An estimated 1,000 jobs will come to the region.

Key plans include £300m to upgrade the east-west connection to Norfolk, by making sections of the A47 dual carriageway and improving its connections to the A1 and A11.

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Media captionPrime Minister David Cameron visited Norfolk as he announced the plans

South West

South-west England will see seven new schemes costing about £2bn and creating an estimated 1,300 jobs.

Major projects include £2bn to make the entire A303 and A358 to the region dual carriageway, including a tunnel at Stonehenge.

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Media captionThe government outlines improvements to transport links across the country including in the South West

London and South East

Some 18 new schemes will be located in London and the south east of England. They will cost about £1.4bn and create an estimated 900 construction jobs.

Key plans include improving one-third of the junctions on the M25 and improvements at key interchanges on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

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Media captionJourneys around Oxford will improve thanks to £50m of investment on the A34, the Department for Transport announces.

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