Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2016 to Question 33636, what assessment he has made of the capacity of Highways England to complete the repair and replacement of surfaces of 80 per cent of roads in the strategic road network by 2020.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Highways England is continuing to deliver the government’s £15 billion Road Investment Strategy and is on track to meet all of their targets.

The Highways England Delivery Plan 2015-2020 states they will resurface 1,200 lane miles in 2015-16. As of the end of February 2016 they had surpassed that target, completing 1,296 lane miles of resurfacing. The final figure for 2015-16 will be reported in their annual report later this year.

Highways England has to ensure that 95 per cent of the strategic road network is in good condition. When the latest survey was carried out in December 2015, this was achieved.

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