Our wider work

We want our roads to work more harmoniously with the communities that live alongside them and the environments that surround them.

Our wider work

We use several dedicated funds – known as designated funds  to provide environmental, social and economic benefits to the people and businesses who live and work near to our strategic road network. 

Through these funds we're:  

  • working with partners to protect biodiversity and prevent flooding
  • creating footpaths and cycleways alongside our roads, and working with local bodies and transport providers to integrate our network with other transport options
  • supporting local plans for clean air that involve parts of our network, and helping people make the transition to zero-emission vehicles
  • researching and deploying new technologies that have the potential to revolutionise travel on our roads
"The funding is making a tangible difference. Like our major restoration projects at the Wellington monument in Somerset and the Penshaw monument in the North East."
John Powlesland - Head of Grants, National Trust

We embed environmental considerations into all our activities, from infrastructure design to scheme delivery. We’re also working to reduce our own carbon footprint as a company.  

We’re supporting government in delivering its wider environmental strategies, including the 25 Year Environment PlanRoad to Zero Strategy, and Air quality plan for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in UK.