Breaking down the government’s £15bn programme for road improvements

Breaking down the government’s £15bn programme for road improvements
It has been hailed as the biggest road upgrade scheme for a generation, including 1,300 miles of motorway. But how much of the funding is new investment?

The first thing to know about the £15bn promise for road “investment” made by the government on Monday is that it is worth half a billion less than when it was first announced last year.

This is not really an announcement, more a handy pre-election reminder. But with more detail comes more suspicion that there might not be £15bn actual investment at all, and if there is it is still a long way short of what used to be spent before the coalition slashed road budgets.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/news/reality-check/2014/dec/01/breaking-down-government-road-programme