Government pledges £30m to greener roads

The government is pledging £30m to help decarbonise UK roads.

The funding will be set aside to support construction of motorways using asphalt made from grass cuttings and ‘carbon capturing’ cement.

The announcement is part of a funding round awarded to seven innovative, net zero projects that will aid in the UK’s transition to a ‘greener future.’

Roads Minister Richard Holden said: “The UK is a world leader in technology and innovation, and we must use that strength to drive decarbonisation and the next generation of high tech jobs that go alongside it. We are supporting this vital agenda to help level-up through £30m funding for ground-breaking projects and boosting regional connections to support growth.

“The government is determined to create good, well-paid jobs – via innovation and investment across the UK – as we accelerate the road to net zero.”