A1: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 5 June 2023.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's timeline is for the southbound carriageway of the A1 motorway (a) north and (b) south of the Hatfield Tunnel to be (i) repaired and (ii) existing defects and potholes in the road surface remedied.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The surfacing on the A1 motorways (M) near the Hatfield tunnel is currently under review by National Highways to ensure that the road remains safe and serviceable for all road users.

The A1(M) is inspected on a weekly basis, currently on Tuesdays. During NH’s inspections it categorises all defects identified according to their severity. The most severe defects, which are a potential risk to road users, are made safe within 24 hours and permanently repaired within 28 days. Less severe defects are monitored during the weekly inspections and repaired if they deteriorate or within six months, normally alongside other planned works. This arrangement enables us to keep the roads safe whilst minimizing the disruption to road users from roadworks.

All of the defects on the A1(M) in the most severe category have been repaired.

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