COVENTRY is one of several areas to receive Government funding to develop road improvements.
The Major Road Network (MRN) scheme cash has been awarded specifically for the city’s ring road, junctions 5 to 9.
The council receive up to £50,000 to develop the case for investment and to assess the feasibility of enhancements, paving the way for support from the Government in the future.
The MRN support schemes are aimed at reducing congestion, supporting housing and employment growth, encouraging people to walk, cycle and use public transport and provide better links to motorways and major trunk roads.
In addition, Midlands Connect will offer expertise to the council to help it build its case to Government.
Coventry Councillor Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change said: “I’m really pleased that we have secured £50,000 in funding from Midlands Connect.
“It will enable us to review the section of Ring Road between junction 5 and 9.
“Our Ring road is much loved and it is very effective in keeping traffic moving – but we also need to see what can be done to make it easier for other users including pedestrians and cyclists to navigate.
“This work will build on previous investment in the improvement of junction 6 by the railway station – which enabled us to remove most of the subways – making a seamless connection to the city centre and our plans for junction 7 as part of the Local Air Quality Action Plan.”
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