Charging utility companies by the hour for roadworks…

Under new plans being considered, Councils in England would be allowed to charge utility companies by the hour for roadworks which cause significant disruption, following successful trials in London and Kent which saw severe congestion fall by more than 50%.  The plan aims to halve the delays motorists endure due to utility works, but if this plan goes ahead, it is likely to lead to higher costs being passed on when works relate to third party damage, placing more importance on seeking expertise to scrutinise repair costs.

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