MPs welcome £10 million A421 dualling investment

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City MPs Iain Stewart and Mark Lancaster have welcomed a £10 million Government investment which will see the A421 dualled.

The money will be spent to dual the A421 from J13 of the M1 into Milton Keynes and on Kingston roundabout to improve traffic flows.

It forms part of the Government’s plans to resolve the bottlenecks in the national road networks. Conservative-run Milton Keynes Council submitted a bid for the money.

Mr Stewart, who serves Milton Keynes South, said: “Like many motorists, I have often been caught up in congestion on the A421. This investment will reduce journey times and the financial and environmental costs of being stuck in traffic jam. It will be of significant benefit to the many distribution and logistics companies that are located in the south east of Milton Keynes.

“Once the improvements are completed, our city will be even more attractive for inward investment because of easier transport links.”

And his Milton Keynes North counterpart, Mr Lancaster, said: “This is great news for the city and I’m pleased that the Government have responded to our continued calls for ‘I before E’ or ‘Infrastructure before expansion’.

“It underlines the commitment that this Government is showing for the future of Milton Keynes and hopefully this will be another reason to ensure we remain the number one place to invest in the UK.”