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Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cost increases he approved for Government-funded road schemes in the Local Transport Plans programme in each year since 2000. (138904)

Details of local authority major Road schemes that have had cost increases approved between 2000 and July 2006 are available in Appendix Three of the National Audit Office report—Department for Transport: Estimating and Monitoring the Costs of Building Roads in England—published on 15 March 2007. A copy of the report can be downloaded from the following website link:

http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/nao_reports/06-07/060732l.pdf

Since July 2006, we have also approved cost increases on the following local major road schemes:

Rugby Western Relief Road

Owen Street Level Crossing Relief Road

Sheffield Northern Inner Relief Road

Sunderland Southern Radial Route

Glasshoughton Coalfields Link Road

Brierley Hill Access Network

M4 Junction 11/Mereoak Roundabout

Hemsworth to A1 Link Road

A688 Wheatley Hill to Bowburn Link Road

Taunton Third Way and Northern Inner Distributor Road

Carlisle Northern Development Route.