Motorways: Litter

Transport written question – answered on 22nd 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 answers of 11 March 2013, Official Report, columns 20-22W, on motorways: litter, when he intends to supply the information requested in the original questions in respect of the slip roads in Denton at the M67 Junctions (a) 1, (b) 1a, (c) 2, (d) 23 and (e) 24.

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

The Highways Agency's new maintenance contract for trunk roads and motorways within the geographical area known as Area 10, commenced in early November 2012. The Highways Agency has addressed performance issues that emerged during the early months of the new contract, and the new litter inspection and clearance regime is firmly established.

Work to remove litter from the slip roads at Junctions 1, 1A, and 2, of the M67 motorway, and Junctions 23 and 24 of the M60, is currently being scheduled.

I have asked the Highways Agency to inform you of its planned schedule for clearing litter from these locations once this has been finalised. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

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Peter Silverman
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 11:36 am (Report this annotation)

I am not surprised there were performance issues in the early months of this contract. I had written to the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Transport in October 2012 expressing my concerns about the new style contract. Please refer to:

Peter Silverman