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Minister announces rental system to cut roadwork chaos

A NEW lane rental system to combat traffic chaos caused by long-term roadworks, has been announced by Transport Minister John Spellar.

The revolutionary new schemes launched in Camden and Middlesbrough mean gas, water, electricity and cable companies will face a maximum charge of up to £500 a day each time they dig up a road to make sure the work is carried out as quickly as possible. Local councils will keep the cash.

The new scheme will charge companies for digging up the road, even if the job is completed on time.

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