A1(M) upgrade announced as part of £15bn road investment revamp
- Credit: Archant
A stretch of the A1(M) running from Welwyn to Stevenage will be upgraded to three lanes in a bid to ease traffic congestion, the government has announced today.
Junction 6 for Welwyn north through to Junction 8 for Stevenage will be widened from two lanes to three in some sections, with motorists also able to use the hard shoulder under a ‘smart motorway’ scheme.
The work has been announced as part of the Autumn Statement plans to spent £15bn on road improvements throughout the country
In total the east of England will benefit from 15 new schemes worth around £1.5 billion, creating an estimated 1,000 construction jobs.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, said: “I promised when I was in the east of England that we would address this area’s economic needs for the future.
You may also want to watch:
“Our long term economic plan means today we can invest £1.5 billion into the region’s infrastructure to improve, repair and expand our roads.
“Our plans will transform some of the country’s most important strategic routes.”
- 1 Stevenage council: 'More flats will bring life to town'
- 2 Residents consulted on redevelopment of Letchworth's Hawksley bungalows
- 3 Cancelled school trip to red list Peru sees some students losing £2,250
- 4 Woman trapped in car after colliding with tree on A602
- 5 Hitchin Boys' teacher honoured with national award
- 6 'COVID can't stop us!' - Zimbabwe school fees raised with garden party after Stevenage Day cancelled
- 7 A602 remains partially shut in Stevenage after crash
- 8 Special needs school's urgent appeal for swim helpers
- 9 Stevenage schoolboy wins national chef award
- 10 H-Town Almost Unlocked to celebrate 'eclectic mix' of Hitchin retailers