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Connecting people and places across the city region is crucial which is why investing in our roads is a key priority for the Combined Authority.

The Key Route Network is made up of roads that are vital in keeping people and businesses on the move, and are key to boosting economic growth in the city region.

Responsibility for the network was devolved to the Metro Mayor as part of the Liverpool City Region’s devolution agreement. The Combined Authority recognised the importance of maintaining these roads, and we have carefully designed our investment programme to support important routes and to boost economic growth, benefitting everyone who lives and works in the city region.

In March 2018, the Combined Authority approved a package of £25 million funding through its Strategic Investment Fund, to improve roads in 15 highway schemes across the six local authorities.

This includes work to improve the condition of the roads, including tackling pot holes as well as upgrades to digital connectivity and bus routes.

In addition, October 2018 saw the allocation of a further £3 million from the Combined Authority, to support maintenance and upgrades to the Key Route Network.