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Midlands Connect Strategy: Powering the Midlands Engine

Published on Tuesday, 5th March 2019

The Midlands Connect Strategy proposes a 25 year programme of investment in strategic road and rail improvements that will reduce congestion and improve journey times across the Midlands.

The strategy has the potential to boost the Midlands economy by £5 billion and contribute to the Midlands Engine target of creating 300,000 new jobs in the region. If fully implemented, the strategy will help to un-block transport bottlenecks (such as along the A5), increase productivity and prosperity, create job opportunities and improve the quality of life for those living, working and investing in the Midlands.

Midlands Connect is currently working with Chambers of Commerce to understand the importance of the A5 to those businesses situated along it and are reaching out to businesses to complete The Midlands Connect - A5 survey to help shape the investment and development plans for this strategic route.

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