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Roads: A303

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect that the next re-surfacing of the A303 bypass at Wincanton, Somerset, will be carried out using sound-deadening materials.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The A303 at Wincanton is not currently on the Highways Agency's forward programme to be resurfaced. However, when the existing carriageway is due for resurfacing, it is the Highways Agency's current policy to specify low noise surfacing as a matter of course.

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