Video: Steve Norris on the challenge facing the highways under the Tories

Long term investment in the nation's highways network is the key to economic succes, says Steve Norris

“Highways England, as distinct from the old Highways Agency is a recognition that what you really want is a long term economic strategy and a strategic view of what the road network actually needs,” former transport minister Steve Norris told the ACOonAir Highways Hangout at the recent Highways UK event.

He added: “Highways have always been the driver for economic growth right from Roman times. The change [in national highways funding] is a recognition that if you are going to develop an efficient infrastructure you have got to have a long term business-like approach to funding and delivering it.” 

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