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Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent by her Department and its agencies on (a) motorway and trunk road building, (b) motorway and trunk road improvement and widening and (c) motorway and trunk road maintenance in each of the last five years. (163227)

The spend in the last five years is as follows:

£ million

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Motorway and trunk

238

108

94

79

109

Road building1

Motorway and trunk road improvement and widening2

238

140

265

426

726

Motorway and trunk road maintenance3

760

726

732

852

850

1 Spend on bypass schemes included in the Highways Agency’s programme of major schemes (schemes costing over £5 million)

2 Spend on junction improvement and widening schemes included in the Highways Agency’s programme of major schemes (schemes costing over £5 million)

3 Total maintenance spend by the Highways Agency