M62

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects the M62 between East Yorkshire and Leeds to be subject to no roadworks, lane closures and temporary speed restrictions; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

To keep the strategic road network in a safe and serviceable condition, the Highways Agency conducts a rolling programme of planned safety, improvement and renewal schemes.

Between J29 and J38 of the M62 there are 167 such schemes in current plans, but the majority of these are designed to have minimal impact on the road user and will generally take place overnight. It is not possible to say how many of these schemes will require full time lane closures, narrow lanes or speed restrictions as a majority of them are still at the preliminary design stage. Lane or speed restrictions may also be required in the future in the event of unplanned maintenance or emergency repairs.

There are currently no plans for a major upgrade of this section of the M62 which would involve long term restrictions similar to those required for the recent upgrade to smart motorway of the M62 J25-30.

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