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Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average cost per mile is to resurface a motorway with (a) noise reducing materials and (b) non-noise reducing materials; and if she will make a statement. (151820)

Motorways are only resurfaced with noise reducing materials. The average cost per mile for resurfacing a motorway, with three lanes in each direction plus a hard shoulder with a noise reducing surface, is approximately £180,000. This excludes the costs for traffic management, contract preliminaries, any road strengthening and other consequential works.