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Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the current backlog of road maintenance is for strategic roads; what the estimated costs of removing the backlog are; and what the estimated time for removing the backlog is, broken down by region. (156520)

There is no backlog of road maintenance for the strategic road network i.e. the English trunk roads. The network is maintained by applying whole life cost principles, and takes account of the fact that it is not practical or sustainable to maintain the whole network in an as new condition.