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.
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.