The south west of England is set to become much easier for motorhome users to visit, as it was announced that Highways England will be investing £200 million in the area’s roads. 

The plans, which will allow motorists to enjoy smoother and quicker journeys, will be carried out on a number of well-travelled roads in the south west, including the M4, M5, A40 and A38. The scheme is set to improve infrastructure and will also give local economies a boost.

Roads in south west of England will be improved following a £200m investment

Image courtesy of Highways England

The proposed works include resurfacing roads, alongside more general maintenance. Signage will be improved, cycle lanes created, and landscaping will also be carried out.

Coming as part of the Government’s Road Investment Strategy, the £200 million will be used to fund works across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Highways England Regional Director, Andrew Page-Dove, said: “Hundreds of thousands of drivers use our roads every day for work journeys, home deliveries and the movement of the goods and services, so it’s essential we keep them in a good condition to ensure safety and reliability.”  

“With this investment, Highways England will continue to deliver the essential maintenance and upgrades throughout the region to improve safety and help keep drivers on the move.”

The work is happening alongside a multi-million A30 dualling scheme in Cornwall and a A303 dualling scheme in Sparkford, both of which are already under construction.

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