Roads: Noise

Transport written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many lane kilometres of the motorway and trunk road network have been resurfaced with a lower noise surface since 1997.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Highways Agency's policy to use quieter surfacing materials as a matter of course whenever a road is resurfaced has been in place since 2001. Given this, we have no separately recorded information on quieter surfacing delivered prior to this date.

A total of 8,240 lane kilometres (lkms) of quieter surfacing were delivered between 2000-01 and 2005-06. The agency is forecasting to deliver a further 1,100 lkms during 2006-07.

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