Thursday 23 February 2017 / 2:08 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Road Investment Strategy is beginning to look like a wish-list rather than a deliverable plan – Andy McDonald

Andy
McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary
, responding to
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s refusal to commit to delivering schemes in
the Government’s Road Investment Strategy at today’s Transport Questions, said:

“The
Office of Rail and Road report into Highways England showed the Government’s
Road Investment Strategy to be in chaos. The agency are over budget, behind
schedule and serious doubts have been cast on whether promised investment will
be delivered on time, if at all.

“The
Road Investment Strategy is beginning to look like a wish-list rather than a
deliverable plan to improve England’s road network. The government must
reassure the public that promised works won’t be cancelled or delayed, and they
should explain how they will guarantee road users’ safety following their
failure to manage investment in England’s roads.”