Government’s road investment pledge “billions short of what’s needed”


 

A promise by the government to splash out with the “biggest ever investment” in roads is still not enough to plug a backlog in maintenance, with billions more needed, according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA). This week’s comprehensive spending review (CSR) promised a “once in a generation” investment in infrastructure projects, with capital spending in 2021 totalling £100bn. Rick Green, AIA chair said the funding announcement for roads reflected government recognition of the need to invest in the local […]