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Roads: Noise

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the concreted trunk road network has had a quieter surface installed since July 2000; and which roads with concrete surfaces (a) have and (b) have not had work begin. (126096)

The Highways Agency has a policy of using quieter surfaces as a matter of course whenever a road needs to be resurfaced. Since July 2000 approximately 35 per cent. of the concrete sections of the strategic road network have been surfaced with quieter materials. Tables (A) and (B) indicate concrete sections surfaced and sections not surfaced respectively.

Table A: Concrete sections surfaced with quieter materials

Scheme

1999-2000

M20 Junctions 3-5

2000-2001

M20 Junctions 9-10

2001-2002

No Schemes Completed

2002-2003

M180 Junction 2 to Beltoft

A12 Brentwood Bypass Phase 2

M11 Junction 8 (Stanstead Slip Rd Contract)

M20 Junction 11 - Smeeth

M27 Junctions 2-4

M11 Junctions 7-6 southbound

M5 Junctions 26-27 Contract 1

2003-2004

A1 Long Bennington (Additional stretch to April 2003 announcement)

M42 Junctions 2-3a

M180 Sandtoft - Junction 2

M11 B1038 (Newport) A11 (M11 Junction 9 Junction 8 Phase 1) (new scheme from October 2001 announcement)

M1 Junctions 1-2

M20 Junctions 11a-11

M20 Junctions 13-11a

M25 Junctions 26-27

M5 Junctions 26-27 Contract 2

M5 Junctions 27 South to Willand (additional stretch to April announcement)

A12Witham-Kelvedon

2004-2005

M11 Junction 6 (additional stretch to April 2003 announcement)

A1(M) Junction 1 (South Mimms)

M4 Junction 10 Slip Roads - phase 1

A27 Chichester to Havant (phases 1 and 2)

A1 North Muskham to Carlton on Trent (phases 1 and 2)

M5 J26-J27 Contract 3

M69 Junction 2 - M1 Contract 1

2005-2006

A180 Habrough to Stallingborough (new scheme from October 2001announcement)

M62 Gilberdyke to Newport (Additional stretch to April 2003 announcement)

A1 North Muskham to Carlton on Trent (phase 3)

A27 Chichester to Havant (phase 3)

M20 Junction 3 - A20 West Kingstown

A34 Peartree to Weston

A36: M27 roundabout to Circuit Road roundabout (Additional stretch to April 2003 announcement)

2006-2007

A1 Coddington to Balderton

M1 1 J9-8 Phase 2 (B1038 Newport-Ugley)

M6 Junction 12 to Penkridge

Table B: Concrete sections not re-surfaced with quieter materials

Concrete Road Section Description

Concrete Section Length - km

M1 -A1 Link

15.5

M20 Junction 1 / M25 J3

1.1

M20 Junctions 8-9

20.4

M25 Junctions 9-10

7.8

M27 Junctions 5-7

5.7

M60 J1 -2 Concrete Overlay

1.7

A5 Milton Keynes (A422-A508)

6.3

A11: B1172-A47

13.7

A12 Ingateston-Margaretting

4.4

A12 Hatfield Peverel-Witham

5.2

A13: A1306-M25J30

3

A14 Claydon - B1067 Underbridge

3

A30 Honiton-Exeter

16.2

A47 East Dereham: East Dereham - B1135

3.3

A50: Doveridge Bypass

4

A419 / A417 Cirencester and Latton Bypasses

14.2

A1 Coddington to Balderton phase2

3.0

M42 Junctions 9-10

5.1

M6 Penkridge to junction 13

3.8

M18 Junctions 5-6

2.3

M25 Junctions 10-11

9.2

M25 Junctions 24-25

8.5

M25 Junctions 8-9

7.2

M42 Junctions 3a-4

3.5

M54: A5-A41

9.3

M271 Junctions 1 to A3057

2.8

A11 -Barton Mills

2.8

A12 Contract 11 : Kelvedon Bypass-Eight Ash Green

7.7

A12 Margaretting-Boreham

13.4

A14 B1067 Underbridge - Copdock Interchange

3.3

A14 Copdock Interchange - A12

8

A19 Billingham Bypass

4.2

A30 Long rock Bypass

1.8

A35 Tolpuddle-Puddletown

7.2

A50 Derby Southern Bypass

0.5

A52 Bottesford Bypass

4.8

A120 Elmstead-Wix Eastbound

3.5

A168 / A19 Thirsk Bypass

8

A249: M2-Iwade

7.9

A483: 65445-Welsh Boundary

3.1

M3 Junctions 8-9

9

M4 Junction 10 slip roads - phase 2

0.5

M11 Junctions 5-6

4.7

M18 Moorelands-Greenland

4.9

M23 Junction 10-9 NB

1

M25 Junctions 27-28

5.6

M26 - J2A to M20 Concrete and EB overlay (MP 14/6 to 15/9)

0.8

M53 Junctions 11-12 (A56-M56)

3.9

M54: A41-A449

12.9

M56 Junction 15 (M53)-A5117

3

A14 A12 Levington

3.7

A14 Elmswell

3.6

A30 Whiddon Down to Okehampton

6.9

A46 Six Hills-Widmerpool

9.5

A47 East Dereham: Wending-East Dereham

4.3

A50 Blythe Bridge to Uttoxeter

12.4

A50: Foston Hatton Hilton Bypass

3.6

A120: A12-Elmstead

4.5

A160: A1077-A180

4.4

A180: Habrough to Grimsby

11.5

A180:M180-Ulceby

8

A303 Illminster Bypass

8.8