Transport Secretary tours the West following major investment package

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Chris Grayling with guests
Chris Grayling with guests

The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, was  on a tour of the South West recently to discuss transport infrastructure.

A £20m investment by Highways England will see improvements to the M4 and M5/A30 that will unlock the development of more than 3,300 homes and create more than 6,000 jobs for people living in Swindon, Exeter and Weston-super-Mare.

Highways England is investing more than £11m from its Growth and Housing Fund in the South West schemes; with other region’s set to benefit too.

As part of this tour Mr Grayling attended an event Hosted by Business West Chambers of Commerce & Initiative.

Speaking of the visit, James Durie, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber & Initiative at Business West, said: “Considerable progress has been made on our transport infrastructure in recent years however very significant improvement and investment is needed across all modes of transport and our digital infrastructure to enable us to meet the needs and ambitions of this city region going forward.”

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “The major investment we are making in transport infrastructure across the South West is improving journeys for local people as well as helping industry grow across the region.

“This is part of our plan to deliver an economy that works for everyone and ensure that prosperity is spread throughout the country‎.”


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