National Productivity Investment Fund
In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the government announced the creation of a new National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). This is to provide funding for local highway and other local transport improvements.
The Fund aims to:
- reduce congestion at key locations
- upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets across England, outside London
- improve access to employment and housing
- develop economic and job creation opportunities
For 2017 to 2018, £185 million is available which has been allocated via a formulaic approach. Bracknell's allocation is £382,000.
We intend to use our allocation to help fund capacity improvements and make our network more resilient on the following key strategic area in Bracknell:
- A329 – London Road
The government has announced an additional opportunity for local authorities to bid for a share of a further £490 million from the NPIF. This will enable local authorities to improve their local road networks in support of economic growth plans. The competition runs until 30 June.
Bracknell has submitted a bid to remove a pinch point on the A322/A329 that links the M3 to the M4. We would create a dual carriage way in both directions. We would also make improvements to bus priority measures which currently restrict strategic road movement. This project would be the final part of an extensive programme carried out over the last 5 years.
|NPIF application form||381 bytes|
|Appendix 1 - A329 and A322 corridor improvements||2 bytes|
|Appendix 2 - strategic transport network plan||210 bytes|
|Appendix 3 - proposed highway layout||1 byte|
|Appendix 4 - support letter||113 bytes|
|Appendix 5 - developer letter of support||58 bytes|
|Appendix 6 - letters of support||188 bytes|
|Appendix 7 - A322 economic assessment final report||2 bytes|
|Appendix 8 - impact pro forma||79 bytes|
|Appendix 9 - appraisal summary table||99 bytes|
|Appendix 10 - A322 Downshire way widening programme||301 bytes|
|Appendix 11 - risk register||114 bytes|
|Appendix 12 - MP letter of support||86 bytes|