Maria Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, speaking after reports of another delay to the Governments road financing plans said:
“The Government's plans for Britain's strategic road network are clearly on the road to nowhere.
“Despite months of hyped briefings to the media, this is yet another major transport policy that Ministers have failed to deliver. While the Government dithers, the state of or roads confines to deteriorate thanks to the decision to cut investment in road maintenance too far and too fast.
“Investing in improving our existing road network would improve safety, cut costs for motorists and provide an immediate boost to jobs and growth.”