Interesting. This, I think, will be the first major trunk road improvement in England to be privately financed since the M25 DBFO project following which decision-making was heavily influenced by the amount of accumulated debt. So if the financing is to be a form of PF2 what about the funding? Do we all have to pay or will the users be charged?
Surely the driver should be in a position to take control if the guidance system fails for any reason (as in an aircraft).
Well done Amey - ingenious access solution and swift repair.
Meanwhile in the UK we continue to spend more on railways than we do on roads, despite the fact that 90% of passenger miles are by road. And, according to a recently published RACF report, road users pay (in taxes) 4 times what is spent by central and local government on roads.
Might be better to put your money into road pricing. If you want an autonomous vehicle, you might choose the train.
Payment should be made promptly (within 30 days); suppliers should not be abused in this way. If the government is serious about its prompt payment initiative, it should intervene.
Have a look at the Highways Agency's website at www.highways.gov.uk
Least cost or best value?
You can find it on U tube.
Well said Nick and more strength to your elbow. But the events over the last 24 hours will not have helped. Hope you have a slot booked for the Conservative Party conference too.