6 July 2017

AIA’s comment re £1bn investment in major road network – 06 July 2017

“The Transport Secretary’s announcement is a positive step which will help address the disparity of funding between the strategic road network and local roads.

“But with this year’s Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey (ALARM) highlighting that £12 billion is needed to bring the local road network up to scratch, there is still a long way to go when it comes to maintaining the existing network.

“It is vital this proposed funding doesn’t come at the expense of current local authority highways budgets and that it is easy to access. The Government must also be mindful that the focus on major A-roads does not result in a two-tier system within local authority controlled roads.”

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