No new transport schemes will begin construction until 2012-3
There will be no new road schemes staring in the UK in the next two years.
The Deparment of Transport today released details of a further 16 road schemes that have been approved, but none wills start before 2012-13. These schemes are in addition to those the chancellor gave the green light to on Wednesday last week.
A statement from the department said: “The level of funding required for schemes already under construction is such that it is unlikely that any new schemes will be able to begin construction before 2012/13.”
Fifty-six other local authority road, bus and rail works were left in limbo, and will have to fight to get funding from a £600m pot of money.
Construction on another 14 Highways Agency schemes, including the M25 junction 30, will be delayed until after 2015.