Keeping Britainâ€™s Roads Moving
Although amongst the safest in Europe, Britainâ€™s roads are also the busiest and most congested.Â So the news that a whopping Â£24 billion has been ring fenced to create a high performing road network in England thatâ€™s fit for the 21st century and beyond is most welcomed.
In the biggest investment since the 1970s, this represents a tripling of investment in Englandâ€™s major roads to over Â£3 billion a year up to 2021, and is a giant step towards delivering a safer and more sustainable road network.
The improvements will see the construction of 962 miles of new roads to help deal with the projected 43% increase in traffic over the coming decades, as well as easing congestion at some of the most notorious and long-standing traffic hotspots on Englandâ€™s roads. Â£9 billion of the total will be spent on the maintenance of existing roads, of which Â£6 billion will be spent on resurfacing 3,000 miles of roads.
So far, the Government has committed to 60 new road schemes, the majority of which should be completed by 2021, with the extra capacity being achieved mainly by the use of smart motorways and selective widening.Â However, itâ€™s expected that the scope of the project will be extended further following the 2014 Autumn Statement.
With more than 700 drivers now on our books, weâ€™re always on hand to support clients and ensure that they have access to a pool of qualified drivers available to deliver on their promises.Â Now with a schedule of developments lined up to improve the quantity and quality of our roads, businesses and drivers can see this as the green light thatâ€™s needed to help get Britainâ€™s roads moving.