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A38 (Roadworks)

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the locations of all roadworks on the A38 (Exeter to Plymouth section); whether they are on the eastbound or westbound carriageway; what is the nature of the work; when the work was started; who the contractors are on each section; what is the contract completion date on each section; and what is the cost involved.

The current roadworks are two central reserve safety barrier installations: for 3 miles at Drumbridges; and for 2·8 miles at south Brent.Over parts of these sections one lane of both east and west-bound carriageways is closed as the work progresses. Both sections started last October and were due to be completed in February. Because of poor ground conditions work on the Drumbridges section is not now expected to be completed until the end of April. Work at south Brent should be completed before Easter. The contractor for both sections it; Colas Roads Ltd. and the total cost is £576,000.