The UK government has outlined its plans to reform the Highways Agency and introduce a long term vision for improving the UK road network by creating new ‘watchdog’ and ‘monitor’ bodies that will together aim to better the performance of England’s motorways and major roads, something which will impact on road haulage interests. The move has been welcomed the Freight Transport Association (FTA) which also calls for all party support of these road reform proposals.
Under the plans, the Highways Agency will soon be transformed into a government-owned company responsible for over 4,300 miles of motorways and major roads, giving the agency more flexibility to manage the road network on a daily basis. Preliminary details were covered in our article in April 2014.
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