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Nearly £50 million boost for safer roads across England

6 April 2023

Nearly £50 million boost for safer roads across England

£47.5m Government investment to improve safety of 27 of the country’s most dangerous roads

From the Isle of Wight to Newcastle, road users across England will benefit from road safety improvements with 50% funding uplift  

Investment will prevent over 750 fatal and serious injuries over the next 20 years, with £420 million benefit to society

Drivers, passengers and cyclists across England will benefit from a £47.5 million injection into enhancing the safety of some of the most high-risk roads in England, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

Through the third round of the Safer Roads Fund, 27 new schemes will be delivered, benefiting road users around the country by driving forward safety improvements such as re-designing junctions and improving signage and road markings. The programme will reduce the risk of collisions, in turn reducing congestion, journey times and emissions.  

As part of the Safer Roads Fund, the Government, working with local authorities and safety groups, is continuing to deliver a wide range of improvements across all roads.

To date, £100m has been provided through the programme to improve the fifty most dangerous roads in England, the majority of which are rural roads. Some of the improvements already made include improved signage, safer pedestrian crossings and better designed junctions.

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