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Roads: Noise

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria are used by the Highways Agency in deciding whether to utilise whisper quiet road surface technology on trunk roads as part of a planned maintenance programme; and if he will make a statement. (144102)

It is current Highways Agency policy to use quieter surfacing materials during all planned maintenance works on the network and when constructing new roads.