The RHA is concerned about proposals to reduce the width of roads in Northamptonshire to prevent lorries using them. The county council has said it has to save £140m over the next four years due to government cuts and that innovative ideas, such as narrowing, some roads would help save money. A public consultation runs until 1 December. Proposals also include 20mph speed limits and routes reclassified as “local lanes” to maintain the condition of the road surface. A council […]
An “infrastructure revolution” has been announced by Chancellor Sajid Javid in the government’s spending review, with investment in roads and motorways.
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]
Investing the equivalent funding earmarked for HS2 into the roads would deliver four times the economic boost
Investing the same level of funding into the road network as the £55.7bn earmarked for HS2 would deliver four times the economic growth, according to a report commissioned by FairFuelUK (FFUK).