The Government has announced plans to roll-out a scheme, which charges utility companies for roadworks at peak times.   The FTA is issuing the following statement:

The Freight Transport Association’s Head of Road Network Management Policy, Malcolm Bingham said:

“FTA is concerned about congestion on our roads, as hold-ups are a constant challenge for freight companies trying to move goods around the country.

“It is important though, that any revenue raised by extending the lane rental scheme is invested back into maintaining and improving the road network for all road users.

“We would also urge the Department for Transport to closely monitor the scheme as it is rolled-out, to review any impact it might have on the scheduling of repairs and maintenance to other key infrastructure.”