Utility firms could face hefty charges for digging up some of the UK’s busiest roads if the Government’s latest proposal to impose a lane rental scheme goes ahead, according to a recent BBC report
The scheme is intended to act as an incentive for utility companies to carry out their works quickly and during quieter periods, thus reducing disruption caused to the public - the less time they take the less they pay. The maximum charge that councils can impose is likely to be up to £2500 a day.
Disruption is costly and inconvenient and road work congestion costs the economy £4bn a year. Poor quality reinstatements are a big issue; they weaken highway structures and require constant maintenance.
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