Budget 2017: Councils to bid for £690m congestion fund

By Dominic Browne | 08 March 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a major local funding boost to tackle congestion in his first Budget, with a £690m competitive fund for English councils to get local networks moving.

The Treasury announced that £490m of this cash would be made available by early autumn 2017, giving the Department for Transport (DfT) a much needed quick win after the Southern rail debacle.

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