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£800m affordability gap in HE’s first road plan

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17 February 2017
 

The government is preparing to cut back the content of its first five-year Road Investment Strategy (RIS), amid rising project costs and an unrealistic delivery timetable. 

In echoes of the problems that have beset Network Rail’s current five-year investment programme, Highways England has estimated that the cost of the 112 enhancement schemes in the RIS, covering the five-years 2015/16 to 2019/20, exceeds the available budget by £800m.  

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