RHA welcomes road improvement funding announcement

23rd December 2017

The RHA welcomes the Department for Transport’s announcement today of funding for a number of ‘A’ road improvement schemes. The transport secretary is launching a Major Road Network consultation which will decide on which projects will benefit from a cash-injection from the National Roads Fund.

“The prospect of investment in the transport network to improve the flow of the goods and services we all rely on is good news,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett.

“Each scheme could receive up to £100m in government funding to improve existing roads or even build new ones.

“Whilst major roads have often benefitted from investment, ‘A’ roads and local roads have been under-invested in for many years.

“This announcement is a positive step. The devil is in the detail and the RHA stands ready to assist government in ensuring that funding is granted to the improvements that are needed the most.