The government is to effectively double the number of roads and motorways given top funding status by creating a new Major Road Network (MRN). It will use vehicle excise duty (VED) to pay for highway upkeep in a move welcomed by industry groups. The plans, which will go out to consultation later this year, form part of the new Transport Investment Strategy. This includes a proportion of the VED-funded National Roads Fund, which will be allocated to pay for the […]
Road users not complying with ‘red X’ signs on the motorway should face penalties, the RHA has said, after a Transport Committee report highlighted low levels of compliance with the road safety measure.
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 – […]
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.