North to share in £38 million boost for safer roads

TfN has welcomed today’s announcement of £38 million of funding from the Safer Roads Fund to 17 authorities in England, including £17 million for schemes in the North of England.

Responding to the announcement Martin Tugwell (pictured), Chief Executive of Transport for the North, said:

“This is very welcome funding for investment in making our roads safer. Our revised Strategic Transport Plan, which is recommended for approval by the Transport for the North Board [today] has set a target to ‘reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured in traffic incidents to zero by 2040. It will take a lot of work to reach this target, from policy makers and politicians, highway engineers and road users themselves. But today’s funding is an important step along the road to achieving it.”


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