A piecemeal, stop-go approach to funding for road maintenance has made it difficult for highways authorities to deliver maintenance cost-effectively over recent decades, the Public Accounts Committee has said. In a new report on roads maintenance published this week, the committee said the DfT’s “unpredictable and fluctuating” budgets for road maintenance had put value for money at risk, with a £1.2bn cut to budgets over the four years from April 2011 stemming from the 2010 Spending Review being followed by […]
Revisions could be made to the UK’s flagship HGV Road User Levy to make it compliant with EU rules, a source said this week.
The closure of the M4 is now just days from becoming a national embarrassment for Britain, according to the Labour Party. The warning came after the Highways Agency (HA) missed its self-set target to reopen the M4 in central London today. Work to fix a crack within the fabric of the Boston Manor Viaduct, which has seen the M4 closed between junction 2 and 3 since last weekend, is now predicted to be complete “within the next few days”. The […]
Current traffic management policy is seriously flawed, adding to congestion, encouraging dangerous driving, increasing fuel consumption and emissions, and costing vehicle operators and tax payers a fortune, a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested.