MP welcomes half a million to get Burton cycle friendly
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed news that the Government is to spend over £460,000 on making roads more cycle friendly in the town.
The news came after confirmation that the Government through the Highways Agency is to do the work as part of a £100million funding initiative to keep cyclists safe on trunk roads across the country. It will lead to an increase in the number of segregated cycle lanes alongside busy roads, new road junctions and safer crossing points for cyclists.
Some 200 road improvements schemes specifically benefitting cyclists and pedestrians will be carried out by the Highways Agency between 2015 and 2021.
The work will take place at the A38 Branston junction which the Highways Agency has identified as having poor pedestrian and cyclist segregation facilities. The scheme will allow safer crossing of the A38, and improve access to local leisure facilities and nearby residential developments.
Andrew Griffiths said: “I am delighted this Government is improving cycling facilities here in Burton and investing money in making our roads better to bike.
“Spending just short of half a million is a great start but I will be pushing for more money to make cycling safer and easier across the constituency.”