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DIFFICULT ROAD AHEAD FOR NEW SCHEMES

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Only one of the eight new road schemes proposed for this year will actually be started, transport secretary Sir Geo...
Only one of the eight new road schemes proposed for this year will actually be started, transport secretary Sir George Young said yesterday in answer to a parliamentary question, reports The Guardian (p7).

The deferred schemes have been put back to next year or beyond.

Meanwhile all the morning papers cover a 'second day of victory' for the protesters in their battle against the Newbury bypass as builders were forced to abandon work.

The transport policy adviser for the Confederation of British Industry, in a letter to the Independent (p14) says all the authorities must stand firmly behind the contractors building the bypass.

And he says the local authority needs to be supported in developing complementary schemes for managing all local traffic flows in ways that support local business and the environment.
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