Strategic roads plan to be examined by Commons Transport Committee

The Commons Transport Committee has announced an inquiry to look at government policy on the UK’s strategic road network. The inquiry is currently inviting written submissions, and will look at key areas including: 

  • How much the policies set out in the Government’s Action for Roads paper will improve the strategic road network for users.
  • How well Government policy links with planning for other transport modes
  • Whether Government forecasts for growth in demand for the strategic road network are reliable.
  • How the reliability and efficiency of the strategic road network can be improved.
  • How investment in such roads could be increased.

Transport Committee clerk Mark Egan said he expected the inquiry to look closely at the issue of roads investment, including “different options for funding more investment in roads and whether that means lots more tolling”.

The committee expects to publish a report on its findings in March 2014.

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