The Midlands: New M1 and M5 emergency areas planned

Fifty-four new emergency areas are planned for the M1 in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire and the M5 in Worcestershire with construction due to begin from the beginning of April.   These new emergency areas are as follows:  National Highways is investing £390 million to give drivers on its network further opportunities to pull over into […]

Nottingham transport bodies meet to firm up plans for city’s network

Councillors and transport experts are meeting in Nottingham today for a transport summit, to share plans for improvements to the city’s transport network. The event organised by Midlands Connect in partnership with Nottingham City Council will see discussions of proposed improvements to rail links in and out of the city, and a presentation of innovative […]

Midlands Connect releases major report outlining improvements to A50/A500 corridor

Regional transport body Midlands Connect has released a major report outlining a series of improvements to A50/A500 corridor. The upgrades are targeted at reducing congestion, supporting local businesses and promoting greener transport use – including the take up of electric vehicles.   The plans from Midlands Connect could create a £12 billion economic boost and help […]


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