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UK road tolls 'need to be reviewed'

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The level of tolling on the UK's road infrastructure has to be looked at.

This is according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which has called on the process to be restricted on any new privately-built roads.

Spaghetti Junction celebrated its 40th birthday yesterday (May 24th) and it remains a heavily-congested road because the M6 toll road has not worked out as planned.

The former road was built to take 75,000 vehicles a day, but now it has to carry up to 210,000 every 24 hours.

As well as this, it was expected to last for 120 years, but has already had extensive repair work carried out only one-third of the way into this.

Malcolm Bingham, FTA's head of road network management policy, stated: "We believe that going forward, some rules are needed in order to make privately built parts of the road network affordable for all drivers, including goods vehicles."ADNFCR-2576-ID-801371437-ADNFCR


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