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Road maintenance evidence submitted to Scottish Parliament’s transport committee

Published 06 September 2019 by Transform Scotland

Transform has submitted its evidence on road maintenance to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee.

Transform director Colin Howden said:

“Scotland is estimated to have a road maintenance backlog of over £2 billion. Fixing this should be the first focus for national and local roads policy — not adding additional road capacity. Fixing local roads would help not only car users, but also pedestrians, cyclists and bus users.

“The key question we would like the Committee to consider is as follows: The Scottish Government was able to find £6 billion for two road schemes (the A9 & A96 dualling schemes) — so why can’t £2 billion be found to clear all of Scotland’s road maintenance backlog?”