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Havering Council receives TfL funding to improve transport

PUBLISHED: 11:14 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:14 30 June 2015

Havering Council receives £2.8million grant to improve transport in the borough.

Havering Council receives £2.8million grant to improve transport in the borough.

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Havering Council has been given a £2.8 million grant to invest into the borough's transport network.

The funding from Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London will be spent on a range of transport projects, including road safety, smoothing traffic flows, improvements to the condition of roads for motorists and cycling improvements.

The council will be informing TfL later this year of its detailed plan for how it could spend the money.

Proposals to improve the areas around Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood stations will also be developed by the council thanks to funding secured through the Crossrail Complementary Measures funding package.

Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for environment said: “It’s great news for Havering that we’ve managed to receive such a big grant to invest in local transport.

“The council has made it a priority to improve sustainable transport links and this grant is an important part of that.

“I’m looking forward to announcing the details of the individual projects towards the end of the year.”

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