Motorways: Litter

Transport written question – answered on 11th March 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2013, Official Report, column 694W, on motorways: litter

(1) at what grade the hard shoulder lane on the M60 between the River Tame in Denton and Junction 23 in Audenshaw is currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure it is better kept clear of litter;

(2) at what grade the M67 Junction 1a slip roads in Denton are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(3) at what grade the M60, M67 and A57 roundabout at Junction 24 in Denton is currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure it is better kept clear of litter;

(4) at what grade the M67 Junction 1 slip roads in Denton are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(5) at what grade the M67 Junction 2 slip roads in Denton are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(6) at what grade the M67 embankments between Junction 1 and the River Tame in Denton are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(7) at what grade the M67 central reservations between Junction 1 and the River Tame in Denton are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(8) at what grade the hard shoulder lane on the M67 between Junction 1 and the River Tame in Denton is currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure it is better kept clear of litter;

(9) at what grade the M60 Junction 24 slip roads in Denton are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(10) at what grade the M60 Junction 23 slip roads in Audenshaw are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(11) at what grade the M60 embankments between the River Tame in Denton and Junction 23 in Audenshaw are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter;

(12) at what grade the M60 central reservations between the River Tame in Denton and Junction 23 in Audenshaw are currently ranked; and what steps he is taking to ensure they are better kept clear of litter.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Under the Code of Practice for Litter and Refuse, the locations along the M60 and M67 motorways, including the A57 circulatory carriageway at Junction 24 of the M60, are currently ranked at grade C (widespread distribution of litter and/or refuse with some minor accumulations).

Work to remove litter from locations along the M60 and M67 has begun:

M60 and M60 embankments between the River Tame and Junction 23

Litter picking started between junctions 23 and 25 on 25 February. So far 60 bags of litter have been picked.

M60/M67/A57 roundabout

Litter picking was completed on 26 February where 20 bags of litter were removed from the inner verges of the roundabout. Tameside MBC is responsible for litter picking the remainder of the roundabout.

M67 embankments between Junction 1 and the River Tame

Litter picking is currently under way at this location, with 51 bags of litter removed to date.

M67 central reserve between Junction 1 and the River Tame

Litter picking was completed on 8 February where 65 bags of litter were removed.

M67 hard shoulder between Junction 1 and the River Tame

Litter picking of the hard shoulders of the M67 is planned to commence in approximately two weeks.

Further litter picking on the other M60/M67 locations is currently being scheduled in accordance with timescales set out in the Code of Practice.

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