The UK government has outlined its plans to reform the Highways Agency and to introduce a long term vision for improving the UK road network by creating new ‘watchdog’ and ‘monitor’ bodies. Together they will aim to better the performance of England’s motorways and major roads, something which will impact on road haulage and freight interests.
This move has been welcomed the Freight Transport Association (FTA) which also calls for all party support of these road reform proposals.
The new management bodes are intended to provide a strong framework for the management of England’s roads by strengthening accountability, driving efficiency and increasing transparency.
The government believe this could create far more definite conditions for investment, encouraging businesses, including those in the freight sector to gear up for the government’s ambitious plans for the future.