MK Congestion eased by £2million

The Department for Transport (DFT) have confirmed that Milton Keynes Council will be awarded £2million to improve peak hour journey-times in Milton Keynes.

The funding will allow the Council to implement their urban Traffic Management Control System including bus priority measures at key pinch-point junctions. The funding comes from the DFT’s National Productivity Investment Fund for Traffic Management. Altogether the Department has funded projects worth more than £527 million this year.

I am delighted to see this investment into our roads. I think everyone has noticed an increase in congestion at pinch-points around the borough especially during peak times. As we continue to grow there will be more and more cars on our roads and it is vital we continue to ensure our infrastructure is up to the job.

In a letter to all MPs, the Roads Minister Jesse Norman MP wrote: “The National Productivity Investment Fund aims to ease congestion and provide upgrades on important national, regional or local routes to help unlock economic and job opportunities or enable the delivery of vital new housing developments.”