Companies could be charged for carrying out peak time road works
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Road work charge for digging up roads proposed

Proposals to charge utility companies for digging up roads during busy times in England are being put forward by the government in a national consultation.

Ministers propose that companies carrying out road works at peak times pay councils to rent the road space.

They would be able to avoid the charges by carrying out works during quieter periods or, if appropriate, at night.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 22 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK