Changing transport infrastructure

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  • changing transport infrastructure
    • road improvements
      • 2014 'Road Investment Strategy'
        • extra lanes added to turn main motorways into 'smart motorways'
        • new lane miles
        • create thousands of construction jobs and boost local and regional economies
        • south-west 'super highway
          • road widening project on the A303
          • converting route to dual carriageway will create a 'super highway'
    • railway improvements
      • HS2 - a planned high speed rail line
        • route passes through countryside and close to many homes so is controversial
      • London's Crossrail
        • reduces journey times
    • developing ports
      • Liverpool2
        • new container terminal
          • will double the port's capacity
          • create thousands of jobs in the north-west
        • boost regional economy
        • reduce amount of freight traffic on roads
    • airport developments
      • new third runway at Heathrow
        • financial support for soundproofing homes and schools and a ban on night-time flights
        • create more jobs and make more money
        • locals concerned about noise and air pollution


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