Major Road Network

As the Sub-national Transport Body for the region, England's Economic Heartland is tasked with preparing the region’s advice to Government in respect of investment priorities for the Major Road Network, along with the Large Local Major schemes.

Investment priorities for the first five year programme (2020-2025) were submitted in July 2019.

What is the Major Road Network?

The MRN is the country’s busiest and most economically important local authority ‘A’ roads. A specific new funding stream is dedicated to improvements on MRN roads. The MRN was classified following a Government consultation in 2018.


In May 2019 EEH's partners submitted scheme proposals for consideration for the first five- year programme.  Following a review process, England's Economic Heartland is submitting 11 schemes to the Department for Transport.

Schemes being proposed are not ranked or in competition with each other, they have been reviewed on their own individual merits for inclusion in the regional programme.

They will be considered by the Department for Transport for a funding decision later this year.

Submitted schemes

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For background information see our report to the Strategic Transport Forum in July 2019 (Item 3 MRN and Large Local Majors Programme.pdf)

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