Transport for London has confirmed the Government will spend £1.4bn over the next five years on the national road network.
It comes as Transport for Scotland, which is already struggling to meet the cost of the network, said it was struggling to get funding for its own roads programme.
But the Department for Transport said it would not be taking any financial risk.
This is the single largest investment ever made in the national network and I’m proud that the Government has taken this unprecedented step to secure the UK’s roads ahead of the 2020 election.” “
It will ensure we deliver on the Government’s pledge to spend at least 1 per cent of gross national income on transport by 2020.”
This is the single largest investment ever made in the national network and I’m proud that the Government has taken this unprecedented step to secure the UK’s roads ahead of the 2020 election.
“He added that the investment would help to “build the UK as a transport powerhouse”.
But Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she had concerns over the investment.
Ms Sturgeon said: ‘We are a bit worried by the investment as the Government appears to be putting money ahead of a clear and ambitious plan for the network.”
The Government has made a lot of promises about what it will do with the National Road Network.
“However, given that we are facing a budget deficit, and we have already seen a significant fall in car use and congestion, I do not want to see the cost increase as a result of the investment being given priority.”
Transport Minister for Scotland Keith Brown said: ”This investment will help us to deliver our national infrastructure investment plans and will also enable Scotland to continue to lead in transport.
“A Scottish Government spokesman said: “We will ensure the Government delivers on the commitment made to invest at least £1bn per year for five years in the network to deliver sustainable, safe, modern and efficient transport for the UK.
“Mr Brokenshires statement comes as Scotland has set out its plans for the road system after the Government announced a £1billion plan for building a new £100 million cycle superhighway between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
The new scheme will see cyclists on the roads from Glasgow to Aberdeen.
The scheme, which will be built with £50 million in federal money, will be run by the Scottish Government and the Department of Transport.
Mr Brokenshar said: “”The Government is committed to investing in the UK road network to ensure we get on with the work of getting people around the country.”
In order to deliver this investment, we need to look at how the UK and Scotland can achieve our own priorities and deliver a more sustainable and efficient network.
Our ambition is that the cycle super highway can connect to all our major roads and major cycle routes, including the Highways England network and Scotland’s M25.””
In particular, we will be able to build a new cycle super highway from Glasgow’s central station to Aberdeen’s Portcullis Wharf, which was announced earlier this year.”
Our ambition is that the cycle super highway can connect to all our major roads and major cycle routes, including the Highways England network and Scotland’s M25.
“We have also invested in a number of other infrastructure projects around the UK to help us get on to our new target of getting 10 million cyclists on our roads by 2020.”
Mr Brown said the Government would be “committed to supporting Scotland in delivering its ambitious national road plan”.
The Government says its budget deficit of £1,500 per household has been cut to a record low of £2,000 in 2019-20.
It has been announced that the number of cyclists in Scotland has halved since 2020-21.
A Scottish Government spokesperson said:”It’s great news for everyone who uses our roads, whether it is for their daily commute, their daily cycling or simply for getting around the city.”
While we know that many people rely on cycling for their mobility, the Government recognises that more needs to be done to help keep us safe and improve our infrastructure.””
There are currently more than 4.5 million people cycling in Scotland and we will continue to work with the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Ministers of State and our local authorities to support a better cycling experience for everyone.
Scotland’s Government has been criticised by the Department For Transport, with some of the criticisms coming from within the Government. “
Our plan for Scottish roads will be better for everyone and will make our country the best place in the world to cycle,” the Scottish Transport Minister said.
Scotland’s Government has been criticised by the Department For Transport, with some of the criticisms coming from within the Government.
There are fears that the extra funding will mean that the cost to build the roads will increase as the funding increases.
Scottish Labour MP and former transport minister Alex Rowley has warned the extra money could mean a £100m drop in investment, with the additional funding only going towards “essential”