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RAC comments on Transport Investment Strategy announcement

News   •   Jul 04, 2017 22:31 BST

Commenting on the launch of the Transport Investment Strategy and what it means for drivers, RAC roads policy spokesman Nicholas Lyes said:

“This is good news for motorists across the UK, many of whom will be in the dark about where responsibility lies for the building and maintenance of local A-roads.

“While motorways and major A-roads are benefitting from dedicated funding and have a future funding plan in place through vehicle excise duty receipts, local authorities have struggled to cope with fixing and upgrading those A-roads which come under their control. We hope today’s announcement of a Major Road Network will lead to significant investment with a programme of new local road projects tackling some of the country’s worst congestion hot-spots and pinch-points which will benefit business and private motorists alike and act as a stimulus to economic growth.

“The RAC will continue to campaign for better funding for other local roads, which are solely under the control of local councils, so that they do not get left behind.”