9 Jan 2024

Transport Minister discusses plans for State Highway upgrades

From Morning Report, 8:14 am on 9 January 2024

Several sections of the country's state highways are being described as in shocking condition, with some mayors calling for urgent upgrades as holidaymakers travel through their districts.

The AA says State Highway 1 is the poor "shop window" of a network riddled with pot holes and road surface issues.

During election campaigning, National announced it would implement a $500 million pothole repair fund.

Transport Minister Simeon Brown spoke to Charlotte Cook.