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The Road Schemes part of this website has now closed, and this page is no longer being updated. The information below will date from March 2020 at the latest. You can read more about the end of our coverage of road construction projects in our blog post.
Some Road Schemes are part of wider programmes of works. We maintain programme pages for these, which explain the wider context and link related schemes together.
This is a listing of all the programmes we are currently tracking.
One of the UK's biggest programmes of road spending - not just now but for many years - the Scottish Government's commitment to upgrade the A9 to a fast dual carriageway between Perth and Inverness will see £3bn spent over a ten year period.
Highways England have long-term plans to create a continuous expressway route to South West England from London along the A303 and A358, incorporating existing dual carriageway sections and building new ones to link them. The finished route will run from the M3 at junction 8 south-west of Basingstoke to the M5 at Taunton.
The A47 runs from Birmingham to Lowestoft via Nuneaton, Peterborough and Norwich, but the "A47 corridor" to which Highways England refer is the trunk road from Peterborough to Lowestoft. In 2017 a £300m package of improvements was announced for the route, with a mix of road widening and junction improvement schemes. The work is due to take place from 2020.
One key part of Highways England's expanded programme of road improvements is the conversion of large parts of the English motorway network to operate as Smart Motorways. This is intended to increase capacity and reduce delays without expensive conventional widening works.
A major project to improve travel across the north east of Scotland, this programme of works will see the full 86-mile route between Inverness and Aberdeen upgraded to form a continuous expressway. Work will mostly take place once the A9 Dualling programme has concluded.
Work will be split into four component parts for the purpose of design, contract letting and construction.