The strategic road network managed by National Highways (formerly Highways England) stretches over 4,300 miles and represents the core of the national transport system.
National Highways said roads are vital in enabling businesses to transport products and services, providing access to jobs and suppliers, and facilitating trade and investment across the country as well as providing essential links for leisure and connecting people and places.
An online tool has been developed as part of its engagement process for Route Strategies which is one activity used to inform the government’s decisions on future road investment.
As well as capturing public feedback, the database will be used to record engagement with local government and transport authorities, as well as other interested parties.
Elliot Shaw, executive director, strategy and planning, said:
“At National Highways we are constantly challenging ourselves to seek out ways to improve the experience of those who use our roads and the communities who live nearby.
“The new easy-to-use online tool provides everyone from commuters, professional road users, nearby residents and community groups to comment.
“I urge you to provide feedback on what is important to you – a specific location on England’s motorways or major A roads, a longer route or general feedback about our road network.
“This is your opportunity to help inform the long-term vision for the future of our roads.”
Together with input from a wide range of other stakeholders feedback will be used to inform recommendations and investment plans going forward for the Department for Transport’s next Road Investment Strategies (RIS3 2025 – 2030).
The online tool is open for feedback until 30 November 2021.
See Route Strategies – Planning for the future of our roads for further information