Our Road Investment Strategy priorities

England's second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) period, from 2020-2025, has a record budget of £25 billion. We've set out our priorities to ensure the Midlands maximises this opportunity.

We have five clear, deliverable objectives from RIS2 to ensure short-term progress as well as a commitment to future-proofing our road network and unleashing the Midlands' growth potential:

1. Deliver what was promised - complete the construction of RIS1 (2015-2020) commitments

2. Deliver schemes developed in RIS1

3. Deliver new schemes in RIS2

4. Plan for the future: support corridor approaches

5. Strengthen the relationship between Highways England and Midlands Connect


Read more about our priorities here

Early successes

Already, one of our top priority schemes, the A46 Newark Bypass, has received a funding commitment from the government. It follows years of sustained campaigning by Midlands Connect and partners including Transport for East Midlands, Nottinghamshire County Council and the town's MP, Robert Jenrick.

We will continue to work with Highways England and the Department for Transport on the detail of this scheme, and to ensure our other priorities across the Midlands receive the funding they deserve.


Support from council partners

“The County Council welcomes the priority improvements that Midlands Connect has identified within Warwickshire. These support the evidence which we have submitted to Government as part of the RIS2 development process. The County Council see improvements to the A5, A46 and M6 as being critical to the future prosperity of the sub-region."

Mark Ryder, Strategic Director, Communities, Warwickshire County Council

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