Nathan Marsh Infrastructure Director At EY Comments On Autumn Statement
“This is a much awaited statement that confirms the Government’s previously stated intention to commit to long term funding to improve the UK’s road network. The schemes around the A1 and the Trans-Pennine routes aren’t just isolated improvements, but appear to be part of a wider strategic initiative focused around building connections between regions. This will no doubt benefit industries such as haulage and drive wider economic benefits.
Next steps for the Government will be to consider how to make best use of the existing network which could deliver additional capacity. This has been delivered under the managed motorway initiative in part, but with the additional investment in technology, the foundations will be laid for hi-tech roads and motorways with the capability to implement initiatives such as driverless vehicles and potentially road charging in years to come.”