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Regular news: Issue 604 31 Aug 2012

Maintenance, not new roads, will give you growth, ministers told

The Government is being challenged to re-direct its efforts to increase investment in building new road capacity and prioritise highway investment instead because this will have a bigger economic stimulus effect.

The Campaign for Better Transport has highlighted that major maintenance projects had far better benefit-cost ratios and produced much less carbon than major road building projects. Furthermore, the campaign said  that maintenance work has “excellent growth...

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