The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund will be publishing in October 2016 its report on A Major Road Network for England.

Report authors David Quarmby and Phil Carey are proposing a more logical, integrated network of major roads across England - and will set out a toolkit for planning and delivering a better service for users and communities.


About the Project

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund commissioned in autumn 2014 a substantial two-year Study on ‘Major Roads for the Future’ in England.

The Study has been taking a long term vision – to 2040 – of the role and evolution of the major road network in England, taking account of an unusually broad range of factors appropriate to the long-term timescale.

We have been working closely with key stakeholders to ensure the Study is able to inform and influence policy-making for this Parliament and for the longer term.

The Study is almost complete;  we have already set out our Core Proposition, ahead of publishing the full report, and a separate summary document, in October.   


The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund provides support for education and research in transport; and helps fund projects that improve the roadside environment for motorists and other road users.


from our series of occasional Tweets:

Indicative Major Road Network (click to enlarge)

Indicative Major Road Network (click to enlarge)


Latest news

Coming up:  special session on 17 November at Highways UK at the NEC to discuss our report with lead players, including the sub-national transport bodies

September 2016:  David Quarmby will preview the report findings at the Highways Management conference in Coventry on 20 September;  Phil Carey will speak at the Local Road Futures conference on 4 October.

June 2016:  David Quarmby and Phil Carey interviewed by George Lee for the National Highways Academy's 'Highways Delivery 2016' conference - Developing a Vision for England's Major Roads.

June 2016:   'A Road Network for the Whole Economy' - article in Transport Times develops our proposition

June 2016:  The report authors outline some emerging conclusions from the Study to the Local Government Association's Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board.

April 2016:  podcast of CIHT interview with David Quarmby probing the Major Road Network proposition

April 2016:  two features in Surveyor magazine reporting the emerging Major Road Network concept

November 2015:  David Quarmby speaks at Highways UK event at London's Excel on how highway investment can support national, regional and local economies

October 2015:   Surveyor magazine published first article based on interview with David and Phil


The Study was launched on 12 November 2014. The press release can be downloaded here