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Fixing the local road network should be the focus for Scottish roads policy

Published 09 May 2018 by Transform Scotland

Transform Scotland have circulated a parliamentary motion in advance of the Wednesday 9 May Scottish Parliament debate on road maintance led by Rachael Hamilton MSP.

Colin Howden, director of Transform Scotland, commented:

“The Scottish Government should prioritise fixing the local road network ahead of pursuing a £9 billion trunk road building programme. This would benefit more people; it would also provide for greater local economic activity as road maintenance can be carried out by local firms and Local Authorities rather than the international construction companies that typically win the contracts for new trunk road construction.”