The government is pressing forward with its controversial £27.4bn road building and repair programme despite fears over the impact of rising private car use on the climate, reigniting calls for the money to be diverted towards greener transport initiatives and broadband upgrades in the wake of Covid-19 crisis. On Friday Highways England set out the latest stage in its roads strategy, confirming plans to deliver £14bn of projects to repair, replace, and increase the capacity of motorways and major A roads across the country. The agency said the move would support 64,000 construction industry jobs, providing a major boost to the government’s economic recovery plans.
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