The government is launching a new transport investment strategy which will create a Major Road Network and significantly boost local road improvement funding as part of wider plans to rebalance the UK’s economy. The Transport Investment Strategy, announced today (4 July 2017), aims to improve productivity across the country by creating better connections between towns and cities, tackling traffic jams, bottlenecks and congestion and improving business links. Central to the strategy is the creation of a Major Road Network which […]
Extra money announced by the government earlier this week for the repair of roads hit by weather damage is welcome – as long as it is spent wisely, the FTA has warned.
The Highways Agency has detailed 58 further schemes to reduce congestion on England’s motorways and major A-roads, in the third and final stage of the 123-scheme pinch point programme originally announced in autumn 2011.
The FTA has welcomed proposals from local government secretary Eric Pickles that would give businesses the power to force a review of local parking restrictions they are unhappy with. Under the proposals, which went to consultation earlier this month, individuals or businesses would be able to force a council review of parking rules and enforcement by raising a petition signed by at least 50 people, or at least 10% of the residents or businesses in the affected local area. Councils […]