Highways England has announced plans to invest £1.5bn in the North West’s roads over the next five years, creating 80 miles of smart motorway – in addition to the current M62 and M60 works.
The North West will benefit from four local transport schemes aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
Stobart Group has reported a strong performance across the group despite a challenging market for transport within its interim results for the six months to September.
The Highways Agency said it will spend more than £9m on safety and other improvements along the M62 motorway around Warrington.
Stobart said revenue from continuing operations had increased by 11.8% to £500.4m for the 12 months ended 28 February 2011.
Stobart Group has announced plans for a £115m fundraising and reorganisation of its business.
Edward Stobart, who was managing director of Eddie Stobart for over 30 years, has died at the age of 56.
Stobart Group has announced William Stobart and David Irlam are stepping down from its board to concentrate on the core transport and logistics divisions.