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Highways England has confirmed that it will contact the transport secretary to gain specific permission to move forward with a £500m scheme that has been assessed as providing ‘poor’ or ‘low’ value for money.

If a scheme falls below a benefit-cost ratio of below 1.5, Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan is obliged to write to the Department for Transport to make sure the government-owned company should proceed.

Having launched a consultation on two possible routes to dual the A417 ‘missing link’ at Air Balloon roundabout, despite the £500m schemes being assessed as providing ‘poor’ and ‘low’ value for money respectively, Highways England has conceded that progressing either option would require express permission from ministers.

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