The Prime Minister’s New Deal for Britain: Poole to benefit from vital local road upgrades
- Vital road upgrades in Poole to be undertaken as part of plans to reignite the economy and speed up Britain’s recovery from coronavirus.
- Road, paths and traffic signals improvement to receive £4.185m in government funding
Robert Syms MP has welcomed the news that local highway asset remedial work has been given the green light to proceed, as the Prime Minister announced plans to invest £5 billion in infrastructure to kickstart the country’s economic recovery from coronavirus.
Poole roads will benefit from £4.185m in Government funding, along with £0.725m of local funding. It is one of 29 local road projects which are receiving a share of £100 million, as part of the Conservative Government’s plans to reignite local economy, connect communities and speed up the recovery as lockdown eases.
The Conservatives were elected last December on a promise to level up infrastructure across the whole country. Today’s announcement is an important stage in that process, and has become even more important following the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a ‘New Deal’ which puts jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the Government’s economic growth strategy.
Commenting, Robert Syms MP said:
“I am delighted that Poole will be one of the very first beneficiaries of the Prime Minister’s New Deal for Britain, kickstarting our recovery from coronavirus. “
“This will be positive for our local area, and I am glad that we are committed to fairer funding.”
Commenting, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
“As the country begins the recovery from Covid-19, we need to get on the front foot and invest in infrastructure in every region to reignite the economy, helping better connect people with work and leisure in the future.
“By investing £100m in local roads and reaffirming our commitment to better connecting communities, we are not just talking about levelling up – but making it happen.”