Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt DfT plans to cut rush-hour roadworks
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

DfT plans to cut rush-hour roadworks

Date: 02 September 2011

The number of rush-hour road works could be cut, under plans announced by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond.

Under the proposed lane rental schemes, councils would be able to charge utility firms to dig up the busiest roads during peak times when roadworks cause the most disruption.

Companies would avoid charges by carrying out works during quieter periods or at night. Hammond said one estimate has valued the loss to the economy from road works congestion at £4 billion a year.

The consultation published by the Department for Transport, which outlines how lane rental schemes could be implemented, will close on 31 October.

Revenue from such a measure would be used by councils to fund measures which could help to reduce future road works disruption.

Follow BusinessCar on TWITTER