Comment:Roads construction set to grow but will local roads benefit?


The importance of roads construction has been clear for a long time. In his 2006 transport study, Sir Rod Eddington estimated that a 5% reduction in journey times for all business travel on the road network could generate around £2.5bn of cost savings. And while motorways and major ‘A’ roads garner most of the headlines, 97% of the network is actually under the control of local authorities.

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