Pipeline of possible future schemes

As well as maintaining and operating the strategic road network safely, we work to find more ways to deliver safer, smoother and more reliable journeys for our customers in the future.

Pipeline of possible future schemes

To help us do this, we've allocated £347 million of our funding to the development of potential future projects over the next few years. 

This includes 32 schemes, identified by working closely with the Department for Transport (DfT), to be assessed as part of a pipeline of schemes that may be developed further in the third road investment period, which runs from 2025 to 2030.

These schemes have been identified through our programme of strategic studies, route strategies, specific areas of research and work with stakeholders.

Between now and 2023, we'll develop options for all pipeline schemes by engaging with our stakeholders and carrying out more research. At each stage during this early development work, we'll review whether the schemes are suitable for further development to ensure value for money.

This information will help DfT decide which of these schemes may be selected to develop as part of RIS3 or future Road Investment Strategies.

All the schemes in the RIS3 Pipeline programme remain uncommitted, with no guarantee they will be taken forward for further development work. Schemes earmarked for RIS3 will continue to be developed, in line with the statutory process, but for consideration for inclusion during RIS4 (beyond 2030).

By following this process, we’ll build a balanced portfolio of schemes to deliver benefits across all regions in England. 

Projects in their early stages

There are a number of pipeline projects where we have started work on identifying options.

A list of all the projects that are part of the RIS3 Pipeline can be found in our Delivery Plan (page 94).

If you have any questions on any of the RIS3 Pipeline projects, please email our contact centre or call 0300 123 5000.