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Road Maintenance

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost per mile of maintenance of motorways and trunk roads was in each of the maintenance areas of the Highways Agency in each of the last five years. (81089)

The following table shows expenditure on road maintenance (on the strategic road network) per network mile since 2000-01. Figures are based on published annual reports. Information on a regional basis is not available.

The table also includes information on spending per lane mile from 2001-02, since this provides a more meaningful comparison.

Spending per mile (£)

Spending per lane mile (£)

2000-01

120,100

1

2001-02

121,300

31,300

2002-03

148,100

35,700

2003-04

150,700

35,600

2004-05

159,000

36,100

1 Information on lane miles managed by HA is readily available from 2001-02 only.