In the Road Investment Strategy, we were given funding to improve the surroundings of the Strategic Road Network in a way that supports and protects people and the things we value for quality of life, both now and in the future.

The Designated Funds Programme is formed of five funds:

  • Air quality
  • Cycling, Safety & Integration
  • Innovation
  • Environment
  • Growth & Housing

These funds enable us to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to the people, communities and businesses who live and work alongside our strategic road network.   We take care in choosing our schemes, based on defined objectives and criteria to ensure schemes of high-quality and ensuring value for money is achieved.


Competitions: we need your innovative ideas

Developing digital roads and improving air quality

We’re currently running two competitions to find solutions and ideas to develop digital technologies and improve air quality on and around our network.

We’re looking to invest in creative solutions covering six themes:

  • Design, construction and maintenance
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Customer mobility
  • Energy and the environment
  • Operations
  • Air quality

Find out more about the competitions and how to apply



Connecting the Country

These funds enable us to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to the people, communities and businesses who live and work alongside our Strategic Road Network.

We believe in a connected country and making journeys as easy and reliable as possible. We believe that connecting people builds communities, connecting families with places creates memories, connecting workers with jobs creates opportunities and connecting businesses helps our nation thrive.

We are committed to continuing and developing new partnerships, locally, nationally and globally, to help us achieve this vision together.