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Severn Bridge

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an early statement concerning resurfacing work on the Severn bridge and associated problems and the consequent hold-ups on the M4 motorway.

From Tuesday 12 December eastbound traffic on Severn bridge was restricted to a single lane in the interests of road safety due to unexpected difficulties with skid resistance on the new road surface. This caused extensive delays. Two-lane working was restored on Friday 15 December. The underlying cause of the problem is being investigated.