Rise in road maintenance spending
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
A report on road maintenance in 13 European nations highlights Italy as spending the most on its network in 2007.
According to the data, Italy spent €835 million on road maintenance followed by the Netherlands with €786 million, the UK with €753 million and Spain with €718 million.
However, the Spanish government spent just €29,000/km/year on its 24,185km roads network while Switzerland spent €291,900/km/year. By comparison the Netherlands spent €245,700/km/year; Belgium, €138,300/km/year; France, €49,900/km/year and Hungary spent €47,100/km/year. In 2009, road maintenance investment in Spain rose to €1.33 billion.