Saturday 3 December 2016

Regional roads should be our priority

Published 17/08/2010 | 05:00

The letters page has featured an interesting debate over the past fortnight on whether or not we need more roads.

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While it remains debatable that we have sufficient motorways relative to our population, the 11,600km of R-classified regional roads that feed our towns and cities with people and money are undoubtedly in need of major long-term attention.

There has never been a national programme to improve our hundreds of R routes. The R routes have been left to local authorities for too long, and with few notable improvements in safety and driveability.

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