Midlands Connect has been empowered by Government to work alongside its partner Local Authorities to shortlist and submit priority schemes for development and delivery on the Major Road Network, a new tier of economically-important local ‘A’ roads managed by Local Authorities.
MRN schemes typically cost between £20 and £50 million, whereas bigger schemes known as Large Local Majors usually cost over £50 million (they also don’t have to lie on the Major Road Network). Both should reduce congestion, support all road users and unlock housing and employment growth.
To find out more information on the schemes we have assisted with, click below:
Chesterfield to Staveley Regeneration Route, Derbyshire
North Hykeham Relief Road, Lincolnshire
Stoke-on-Trent City East Link Road, Staffordshire
A4123 Birchley Island, Sandwell
A511 Growth Corridor, Leicestershire
A614/A6097 Corridor, Nottinghamshire
A38 Route Enhancement Programme, Worcestershire
A454 City East Gateway, Wolverhampton
Avon Mill/Hunters Lane, Rugby
Midlands Connect is also working to bring forward improvements on three strategic trade and logistics corridors, the A5, A50/500 and A46. Each of these routes serves a local, national and international purpose, linking major businesses to suppliers, customers, ports and airports.
Given that these already busy routes are likely to see further population growth due to planned new housing, and given the need to decarbonise our transport network, Midlands Connect is developing holistic improvement plans which will benefit all road users – whether they be logistics operators, commuters, pedestrians, cyclists or public transport users.