The latest reports, The Road to Growth, from Highways England contain evidence on the economic impacts of the road network, including case studies. Highways England said:
The Road to Growth is our first strategic economic growth plan – a plan for maximising the economic impact of the SRN. It sets out new evidence about the SRN’s relationship with the economy, and explains how we will further increase our economic impact.
The Road to Growth sets out the practical steps we are taking to increase our economic contribution in 4 areas:
Supporting business productivity and competitiveness, and enabling the performance of SRN–reliant sectors
Providing efficient routes to global markets through international gateways
Stimulating and supporting the sustainable development of homes and employment spaces
Providing employment, skills and business opportunities within our sector