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Bridge And Road Construction (Financing Methods)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider the raising of money for bridge and road construction by tolls; and if he will make a statement.

Tolls will continue to be charged on large and expensive estuarial crossings which provide exceptional benefit to their users. The disadvantages elsewhere on the trunk road system are that the capital cost would be high and there is a danger that some traffic would divert from the tolled roads on to less suitable roads through local communities.