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Government confirms £1.3bn of maintenance spending

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New spending figures from the Government have revealed that £1.3bn will be spent on highways maintenance over the next three years.

Cabinet minister Francis Maude has unveiled plans to spend £22bn on Government construction projects between now and 2014.

Detailed figures show that highways maintenance spending will be £437m in 2011/12 then £488m in 2012/13 and £417m in 2013/14.

A note to the figures states: “Highways Agency  have a firm delivery programme for the current year, beyond that aggregated figures are provided at programme level.

“Annual spend figures are provided on key programme expenditure types – Renewal of Roads, Structures, Technology and Small Scale Improvements.

“Projects will be either delivered directly or managed through area based Managing Agent Contracts (5 year term contracts which means that, apart from the routine re-tender of contracts, there are suppliers already in place to deliver the programme).”

Spending levels for HA major projects will be £797m this year then £435m and £450m.


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