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 is developing 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.
The Rees Jeffreys' trustees intend that the Study should inform and influence policy-making for this Parliament and for the longer term.
The Study is well into its second full year; we are now starting to draw together our findings, and have drawn up our Core Proposition, ahead of publishing our full report in October 2016.
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.
Fresh thinking needed to ensure a region’s road network is truly effective - more from David Quarmby at Highways UK today - and our website.
See our article in the latest Local Transport Today - how we're developing a vision for England's major roads (also on our website).
David Quarmby confirmed as speaker at Highways UK conference on 25 November on the road network we need - should be great event all round.
Almost a year in, so lots of new material on our website: the challenges around forecasting demand, the impacts of technology, and more ...
May 2016: David Quarmby and Phil Carey will be setting out the emerging conclusions from the Study at the Highways Delivery 2016 conference, on 26 May
March 2016: setting out our Initial Core Proposition
February 2016: updated map of indicative Major Road Network - see opposite, and Defining the Network topic
25 November 2015: David Quarmby speaks at Highways UK event at London's Excel on how highway investment can support national, regional and local economies
29 October 2015: Surveyor magazine published first article based on interview with David and Phil
Eleven months in: a short summary of progress to date
16 October 2015: Developing a Vision for England's major roads - article published in Local Transport Today
23 September 2015: Updated discussion notes on Personal Travel Demand, Freight Demand and Impacts of Technology now available through the Publications page.
31 July 2015: Working Document on Emerging Proposals for the Major Road Network now available; comments welcome.
25 February 2015: Defining the Network - our first reports are now published on the Study Topic page
The Study was launched on 12 November 2014. The press release can be downloaded here.