North West

Transport and infrastructure improvements are crucial to unlocking the potential of the Northern Powerhouse. The North West’s motorways and dual carriageways form the backbone for the region and to build a stronger economy we have committed to making the biggest investment to our road network in over 50 years.

  • £1.5 billion investment in the North West as part of our 5 year investment period
  • for every £1 spent it will bring £3 of economic benefit
  • improved journeys - reduced congestion and journey times
  • 80 miles of smart motorways - the hard shoulder will be converted into extra lanes and variable speed limits will be used to keep traffic moving

Safety will continue to remain our number one priority. We will ensure that we’re all safer when using the region’s roads for business or pleasure. It is critical that you support us by taking special care to ensure your own safety and the safety of others when driving.

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