Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of the strategic road network were widened in each of the last 11 years, broken down by region.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The following table shows how many miles of the strategic road network have been widened in each of the last 11 years.

Prior to 2001, data were not categorised by region and therefore only total figures have been provided.

Government office region
South West South East East East Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber North West North East West Midlands Strategic road network widened (Miles)
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 39.2
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 41.4
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 22.6
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 22.4
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2003 0 0 12.8 8.1 4.2 0 2.5 0 27.5
2004 0 2.5 14.3 0 0 0 0 0 16.8
2005 3.2 7.1 0 0 3.1 0 0 0 13.4
2006 4.2 3.1 0 0 10.6 4.6 0 0 22.5
2007 0 0 7.9 0 7.9 0 0 0 15.9
n/a = Not available.

Note:

All figures have been rounded to one decimal place. This will account for any slight variation in the totals.

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