Monday, August 31, 2009

Major Upgrade For Kent Roads Approved

Improvements should be of great benefit to UK – Europe haulage
Shipping News Feature

KENT, UK – Some £122.5 million of road improvements for Kent has been approved by Transport Minister Paul Clark. Amongst a number of projects envisaged to improve capability in this important freight corridor are better connections for the busy M2 motorway, which joins the ports serving the continent with London and the rest of the UK road network.

Mr Clark said: "The government is committed to investing in key transport links which help boost economic growth. This significant investment will allow Kent County Council to deliver vital transport improvements which will support jobs, help boost the economy and attract further investment to the area.

"These key schemes will allow large parts of the county to be opened up to national and international investment, supporting economic regeneration in the region."

Although recent figures show that traffic on these routes are significantly down this year, the news that the recession has officially ended in Germany and France means that this investment will be welcomed by the freight community as a useful contribution to the UK’s own recovery as the downturn lifts.