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Centre Party gets on the roads. Politician to travel to Parliament. Yesterday’s revised national budget’s 259 million kroner road subsidy wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy Centre Party (Sp) politician for Buskerud County, Per Olaf Lundteigen. He wants better county roads, and believes 10 billion kroner over a four-year period should suffice.

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Centre Party gets on the roads

Published on Wednesday, 12th May, 2010 at 10:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Politician to travel to Parliament.

Asphalting (illustration photo)
Asphalting (illustration photo)
Photo: Seth Russell/Picasaweb


Yesterday’s revised national budget’s 259 million kroner road subsidy wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy Centre Party (Sp) politician for Buskerud County, Per Olaf Lundteigen.

He wants better county roads, and believes 10 billion kroner over a four-year period should suffice.

“It’s a huge sum, but completely necessary. Everybody’s entitled to a minimum standard,” he tells Nationen.

Many roads have heavy-load restrictions and are without asphalt. The government has set aside just 70 million for road-surfacing.

Lundteigen and his Party colleagues would like to asphalt all of them to bear vehicles up to 10 tons all year round.

“Although only a handful of people live in these areas, the roads are extremely important in keeping the community moving,” he says.

He thinks the standard of some minor roads is appalling, and says he’ll be taking the matter up with the government via the Party’s own Parliamentary group.

“We should be able to manage this type of improvement during Parliamentary term. But judging from the way things are prioritised at the moment, it’s probably too ambitious a demand.”




Published on Wednesday, 12th May, 2010 at 10:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: per, olaf, lundteigen, centre, partysp, roads, asphalt, government, parliament, national, budget.





  
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