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.
Source: Guardian Transport