Friday 17th Aug 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Hauliers say ‘non’ to channel bridge

Boris Johnson’s proposal for a 22 mile cross-channel bridge has got a resounding “non” from the Road Haulage Association which described it as “a bridge too far”.

The foreign secretary’s suggestion at a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron has receive wide publicity.

But RHA chief executive Rochard Burnett pointed out: “The Channel Tunnel and the ferry routes are working well within capacity, so it makes no sense to commit huge amounts of taxpayers’ money in an uncertain economic climate to a costly bridge project that we don’t need.

“We’re better off spending smaller amounts of money on improving our crumbling roads and opening more lorry parks.”