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Concrete pouring orgy ahoy.

Only Conservatives have the 'guts' to do this much uncosted public spending, apparently.

Only the Conservatives and the Communist Chinese. :lol:

New lanes will be built on motorways across the country as part of a “roads revolution” to be announced in next month’s Autumn Statement.

The Government will spend £15 billion on 100 major roads projects by the end of the decade as the economy continues to recover.

Speaking on Monday at the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) annual conference in London, David Cameron will say that the Government will embark on the “biggest, boldest and most far-reaching road improvement programme” for 40 years.

Hundreds of miles of new lanes will be added to congested motorways and trunk roads across the country, the Prime Minister will say.

He will say that only the Conservatives have the “guts” to spend money on major infrastructure projects across the country.

The £15 billion of spending to be announced in the Autumn Statement is in addition to the £9 billion being spent over this parliament.

It means that by 2021, the Government will have spent over £24 billion on the country’s major roads.

It is thought that as part of the new measures, Mr Osborne will announce that a tunnel will be built under Stonehenge on the A303.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11197224/David-Cameron-Roads-revolution-will-create-new-lanes-for-motorways.html

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Have McD and Costa stopped recruiting ?

Or can't they find any more land for housing construction.

(And one of the nicer things about driving along the A303 is that you get to see Stonehenge, although I guess without paying an entrance fee, which might be the underlying issue)

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Cameron doesnt have the guts to build houses though.

Wonder if this is a flyer for the long awaited Rothschild roads sell off or just the usual pre-election promise of jam (tarmac) tomorrow?

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Cameron doesnt have the guts to build houses though.

Wonder if this is a flyer for the long awaited Rothschild roads sell off or just the usual pre-election promise of jam (tarmac) tomorrow?

I was thinking along the same lines when they announced there would be no road tax discs issued ..was this done to test the monitoring infrastructure

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I was thinking along the same lines when they announced there would be no road tax discs issued ..was this done to test the monitoring infrastructure

The monitoring infrastructure has been in place for ages.

It will be a different level that is required for toll roads. But I can see that this is where its going. They will indeed promise extra roads. And the extra roads will be funded by tolls.

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They seemed to think on the radio it'd be the M62 as trans-pennine was mentioned but no roads indicated..

That'll be nice to see them widen that bit through the hill.

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