FTA supports proposals for road improvements by Highways Agency

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has responded to news on the Highways Agency’s (HA) Road Investment Strategy by calling it “a move in the right direction”. It has been announced that the strategy will include a new class of continental-style ‘expressways’ on major A roads across England.

The HA has presented the Road Investment Strategy to Parliament as part of an £11 billion road upgrade.

The FTA’s head of road policy Malcolm Bingham explained: “FTA supports the concept of developing and improving England’s strategic road network. The concept of developing ‘expressways’ on A roads is good news, and has to be a step forward to improve the reliability and safety on these vial strategic corridors.

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