More than 40 ‘zombie’ UK road projects revived
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
More than 40 so-called ‘zombie’ road projects previously defeated for environmental reasons or abandoned by previous governments are reported to have been resuscitated.
While 44 schemes are planned or are under way, a further 150 projects have been identified by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). The UK is engaged in the largest road construction programme in 25 years. The CBT worked out that the 190 projects it is aware of would cost at least US $ 32.01 billion (£20bn). They claim they would lead to intense local competition and harm the environment, rather than kick starting the economy or easing congestion.