28 Jun '16, 8am

Conserving Lakeland: A66 and A69 road studies press on

Despite a conclusion that there is significant spare capacity on both the A66 and A69 TransPennine roads, and a finding that the majority of HGV drivers much prefer to use the M62 motorway for strategic west-east and east-west journeys in the north of England, the Northern TransPennine Routes Study is recommending that investigations into interventions such as dualling the entirety of both corridors should continue. This would include sections of off-line road. Representatives of environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have expressed concern that the study promoters - the Department for Transport, Highways England and Transport for the North - have shown no more than a fleeting cursory interest in providing local safety improvements or in upgrading the Carlisle-Newcastle railway line which mirrors the A69. Also, it could be argued that, in terms of general move...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/conserving-l...

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