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  • M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange Public Consultation

    Our consultation for the M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange has closed. At National Highways we believe in a connected country, and our network makes these connections happen. We strive to improve our major roads and motorways, engineering the future to keep people moving today and moving better tomorrow. We want to make sure all our major roads are more dependable, durable and, most importantly, safe. To help us do this, we’ve allocated £347 million of our funding... More
    Opened 1 November 2021
  • A14 Junction 55 Copdock Interchange Public Consultation

    Investing in your roads Part of our work is to develop a continuous pipeline of potential schemes to improve safety, tackle congestion and meet the future demands the road network will face. Working closely with the Department for Transport (DfT), we have identified a possible 32 proposed schemes for development as part of the Road Investment Strategy 3 (RIS3) pipeline (2025-2030). As the exploration and development process for these schemes progresses, we will continue to regularly... More
    Opened 29 October 2021
  • A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme preliminary design consultation October 2021

    We're consulting on our proposals to upgrade the A358 Taunton to Southfields to dual carriageway. This will improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and improve connectivity for road users and local communities, while unlocking economic growth in Somerset and the South West. This consultation will close at 23.59 on Monday 22 November 2021. Please make sure you share your views by then, so that they can be taken into account. Copies of the consultation materials can be... More
    Opened 12 October 2021
  • A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Design Consultation September 2021

    Investing in your roads At National Highways (formerly known as Highways England), we believe in a connected country where our network makes these connections happen. Our roads link with railway stations, ports and airports to give people a choice of travel and to support interconnectivity. When it comes to getting people where they need to be, we provide three times more miles per person than the railways. About us We operate,... More
    Opened 24 September 2021
  • All Lane Running upgrades: Statutory Instrument consultation (ending the use of Dynamic Hard Shoulders)

    Highways England is upgrading all our older Dynamic Hard Shoulder motorways to the latest All Lane Running standard. The upgrades are a flagship recommendation of the Government’s evidence stocktake into smart motorway safety. To make these changes, we are updating the legal regulations that the motorway operates under. We are running a consultation on these legal changes. Please view the Consultation Document below to read more about our proposals. ... More
    Opened 12 August 2021
  • Lower Thames Crossing: Community Impacts Consultation 2021

    The Lower Thames Crossing community impacts consultation has now closed. This consultation explains the impacts of the project and how we plan to reduce them, as well as the changes we have made to the project since the design refinement consultation. These have been informed by feedback received from our stakeholders and ongoing design work. We are asking you a series of questions on the project’s impacts and our proposed mitigations, changes since the design refinement... More
    Opened 14 July 2021
  • A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening Preliminary Design Consultation June 2021

    Investing in your roads At Highways England, we believe in a connected country where our network makes these connections happen. Our roads link with railway stations, ports and airports to give people a choice of travel and to support interconnectivity. When it comes to getting people where they need to be, we provide three times more miles per person than the railways. The east of England has 650 miles of motorways and A-roads that supports a growing and vital... More
    Opened 22 June 2021
  • M3 Junction 9 Supplementary Preliminary Design Public Consultation

    Between 2 July and 27 August 2019 we initially consulted on our preliminary designs. Over the next six weeks between Thursday 27 May and Thursday 8 July 2021 we are consulting further on our updated proposals to improve junction 9 of the M3. A key motorway junction which connects south Hampshire and the wider region, with London via the M3 and the midlands and the north via the A34. The Proposed Scheme is intended to reduce congestion and improve journeys between the M3 to and... More
    Opened 27 May 2021
  • M6 junction 19 exit slip roads - Speed Limit Statutory Instrument Consultation

    This consultation provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on our proposal to introduce 40mph speed limits on a section of the M6 junction 19 northbound and southbound exit slip roads, for the M6 junction 19 improvement scheme. The 40mph speed limit will, if approved, be set permanently and will be clearly displayed by signs on both sides of the carriageway indicating where they start and where they end. Once in force, the relevant Regulations will restrict... More
    Opened 12 May 2021
  • Review of The Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads

    This consultation sought views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for users of motorways and high-speed roads. The proposed changes include new and additional guidance on: the availability, appearance and safe use of emergency areas the use of variable speed limits to manage congestion the use of the red ‘X’ sign to close lanes and provide a safer area for the people and vehicles involved in... More
    Opened 1 March 2021
  • A46 Newark Bypass - Options Consultation

    We’re holding a public consultation on our proposals to improve the A46 Newark Bypass. We’d like to hear what you think, so please share any concerns, ideas or local knowledge that you may have. The consultation will run for 8 weeks, from Wednesday 9 December 2020 to 11:59pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021 Please view the consultation brochure and supporting information on this page for more details and follow the link below to complete a response form. Why your... More
    Opened 9 December 2020
  • M6 junction 21a to 26 Upgrade – Variable Mandatory Speed Limit Statutory Instrument consultation

    Our consultation on the introduction of Variable Mandatory Speed Limits as part of this project has now closed. The M6 motorway is a strategic route for local, regional and international traffic. The road plays a major role in connecting the north-west and the west midlands, and to London via the M1. The M6 also connects multiple urban areas in the region, and provides access to important international gateways. This section of the M6 carries in excess of 110,000... More
    Opened 25 November 2020
  • A57 Link Roads - November to December 2020

    We’re holding a public consultation on our latest design for the proposed A57 Link Roads. We would like to hear your views on our plans, particularly on the changes to the designs which have been made since our last consultation in 2018. The consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Thursday 5 November to Thursday 17 December. Please view the consultation brochure and supporting information on this page for more details and follow the link below to complete a... More
    Opened 5 November 2020
  • A27 Arundel Bypass Preferred Route Announcement

    Public consultations that informed our preferred route We consulted on options for a proposed A27 Arundel Bypass in 2017 and following initial consultation, Option 5AV3, was announced as our preferred route in May 2018 . In developing the design for that route, new information was identified which led us to take a fresh look at all options. We therefore decided to carry out a Further Consultation which took place from 30 August to 24 October 2019. As a result of a rigorous... More
    Opened 15 October 2020
  • A417 Missing Link Supplementary Consultation - October 2020

    Investing in your roads At Highways England we believe in a connected country and our network makes these connections happen. We strive to improve our major roads and motorways – engineering the future to keep people moving today and moving better tomorrow. We want to make sure all our major roads are more dependable, durable and, most importantly, safe. That’s why we’re investing in our network as part of the government’s 2015-2020 Road Investment Strategy to... More
    Opened 13 October 2020
  • M25 Clockwise Carriageway at junction 5: safety improvement

    Statutory Instrument Consultation The introduction of a 50mph permanent speed limit We are consulting on the introduction of a 50mph permanent speed limit on the M25 clockwise carriageway between junction 5 and the merger with the westbound carriageway of the M26. We are keen to have your comments on this proposal and would specifically like to hear how it could affect you, your organisation or those you represent. It is important to note that this... More
    Opened 7 September 2020
  • M1 junction 2 - Statutory Instrument Consultation

    Statutory Instrument Consultation - safety improvement M1 junction 2 - southbound off-slip and northbound on-slip - introduction of a 50mph permanent speed limit We are consulting on t he introduction of a 50mph permanent speed limit on the M1 at junction 2. We are keen to have your comments on this proposal and would specifically like to hear how it could affect you, your organisation or those you represent. ... More
    Opened 7 September 2020
  • M54 to M6 Link Road - Proposed Changes Consultation

    About the scheme The M54 to M6 Link Road will provide an improved link between the M54 and the M6. Currently, there is no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north. Road users wanting to access the M6 north or M6 Toll must use local roads such as the A460, A449 and A5. This means high volumes of both long-distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route. The M54 to M6 Link Road will reduce the current levels of congestion and its impacts on local... More
    Opened 24 August 2020
  • Lower Thames Crossing Design Refinement Consultation

    About this site Following our statutory consultation in 2018 and non-statutory supplementary consultation in early 2020, we are proposing a number of design refinements to the Lower Thames Crossing as set out in this site. This design refinement consultation is the latest stage in the planning process and is an opportunity for you to have your say on the changes we have made since our non-statutory consultation in early 2020. We want to get all aspects of the design,... More
    Opened 14 July 2020
  • A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements - supplementary consultation

    Update: The consultation formally closed on 28 July. However, the survey remains open until 15 September for a small number of people, who had delayed access to the necessary information, to give them the full time to respond. We're consulting on proposals to upgrade the route between the Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet roundabout. We’re planning to improve journeys between Milton Keynes and Cambridge with a new 10-mile dual carriageway and new and improved... More
    Opened 24 June 2020
  • A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling - February 2020

    This consultation has now closed. Please visit the scheme webpage for further information and updates on the scheme. Consultation update - 9 April 2020 Due to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we have extended this consultation until 23:59 on 30 April to allow for respondents to submit their responses. Further details can be found in the Consultation Extension Letter in the related files below. Our consultation We're holding a public... More
    Opened 26 February 2020
  • M60 Junction 18 Simister Island Interchange Options Consultation 2020

    We’re holding a public consultation on our proposals to improve M60 Junction 18 Simister Island Interchange. We’d like to hear what you think, so please share any concerns, ideas or local knowledge that you may have. The consultation will run for 8 weeks, from Monday 22 June to Monday 17 August. Please view the consultation brochure and supporting information on this page for more details and follow the link below to complete a response form. This short... More
    Opened 15 February 2020
  • A1(M) junctions 6 to 8, Statutory Instrument Consultation (variable mandatory speed limits

    The A1(M) between junctions 6 and 8 in Hertfordshire is one of the busiest sections of the A1 between London and Leeds. The volume of traffic exceeds the road’s capacity during peak periods, resulting in congestion. The number of cars using this route is likely to rise. These junctions are close to existing or proposed housing developments, and the area has the potential for up to 13,000 new homes by 2030. Highways England is planning to convert this section of the... More
    Opened 10 February 2020
  • A27 Arundel 2019 Further Consultation Corrections

    Investing in your roads The A27 Arundel Bypass scheme is identified within the Government’s 2015-2020 Road Investment Strategy (RIS1) , which states that England’s Strategic Road Network requires upgrading and improving to ensure it can deliver the performance needed to support the nation in the 21st century. The A27 Arundel Bypass Further Options Public Consultation ended in October 2019, however, during the consultation period there were a number of updates... More
    Opened 3 February 2020
  • Lower Thames Crossing consultation 2020

    Update - 03/04/2020 - Consultation closed The Lower Thames Crossing supplemetary consultation closed at 23.59 on Thursday 02 April. All the consultation information and documentation remains on this website for your reference, but we are unable to accept any new consultation responses. Update - 24/03/2020 The Lower Thames Crossing Supplementary Consultation is open until 23.59 on Thursday 2 April. You can still view our plans online or request paper copies be sent to your... More
    Opened 29 January 2020
  • M40 / M42 Interchange Statutory Instrument Consultation (variable mandatory speed limits)

    The M40/M42 Interchange is a very important commuter route for local traffic and a key location on the London to Scotland corridor. It connects the South-East with Birmingham, Manchester, the North-West and the West of Scotland. The interchange also connects Yorkshire and the East Midlands with the South-West of England. The interchange forms the South-East quadrant of the Birmingham Box motorway and as such is hugely significant for local commuter journeys. The area the scheme is... More
    Opened 23 January 2020
  • M25 junction 28 Supplementary Consultation - November 2019

    Investing in your roads The M25 Junction 28 scheme is identified within the Government’s 2015-2020 Road Investment Strategy (RIS1) , which states that England’s Strategic Road Network requires upgrading and improving to ensure it can deliver the performance needed to support the nation in the 21st century. In 2016/17 we held our options consultation and in 2018/19 we held a further preliminary design (statutory) consultation , on both occasions inviting the community,... More
    Opened 4 November 2019
  • A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening (Junctions 23 to 25) - October 2019

    Have your say We're consulting on our proposed route options for the A12 Chelmsford to A120 widening between junctions 23 and 25, in the event that a proposed garden community development near Marks Tey goes ahead. The consultation is open from 21 October to 1 December 2019. We recommend that you read the consultation brochure and additional supporting material available below before responding to the consultation. You can use the following methods to respond to this... More
    Opened 21 October 2019
  • M3 junction 9 to 14 smart motorway

    We are consulting on the proposed implementation of variable mandatory speed limits within the M3 junction 9 to 14 smart motorway scheme. More
    Opened 16 October 2019
  • A417 Missing Link Public Consultation - September 2019

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS PUBLIC CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED. Investing in your roads The A417 Missing Link scheme is identified within the Government’s 2015-2020 Road Investment Strategy (RIS1) , which states that England’s Strategic Road Network requires upgrading and improving to ensure it can deliver the performance needed to support the nation in the 21st century. The A417 is a critical part of this investment that aims to to improve journeys between Brockworth and Cowley,... More
    Opened 27 September 2019
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