Highways England Launched

April 1 2015  

Highways England Launched

Highways England, the government-owned company which will deliver the largest investment in England’s major roads in a generation, officially launched today.

The company, which replaces the Highways Agency from today, will invest £11 billion in delivering a raft of improvements on England’s motorways and major A roads making roads even safer, improving traffic flow and reducing congestion.

Graham Dalton, Chief Executive of Highways England said:

The launch of Highways England is an incredibly significant moment for those who rely on England’s motorways and major A roads.

As well as delivering the biggest investment in major roads since the 1970s, there will be fundamental changes to the way motorways and major A roads are maintained and operated. We will be focussing on customers, providing better travel information before and during journeys, improving safety and reducing the impact of roadworks.

Highways England is the organisation that will meet this challenge. We are committed to a strategic road network in England that is far safer, more free-flowing and more integrated and supports economic growth across the country.

More details can be found here

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