FTA approves of plans to end long motorway roadworks

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed news that the government is taking steps to ban lengthy stretches of motorway roadworks, saying they will bring efficiencies in time and money for hauliers. 

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has reportedly instructed Highways England to alter the rules for road maintenance contractors to minimise delays. He has also called for improved communication with motorists so that they can plan their journeys better. 

The changes come as the government is preparing to launch its £15.2 billion plan to improve Britain’s strategic road network, which will see over three-quarters of England’s motorways and major A-roads resurfaced and more than 1,300 miles of new roads built by 2020.

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