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Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason the A57 at Snake Pass has been closed during January 2008; when she expects the road to re-open; and if she will make a statement. (188669)

The A57 Snake Pass is the responsibility of the Derbyshire county council as local highways authority.

I understand that the road was closed in the interest of road safety for a period of three weeks following a land slip which affected the road surface.

Following a period of stabilisation the road has been reopened with a 10 mph speed limit. Derbyshire county council is continuing to monitor the situation and, if no further movement occurs, will carry out resurfacing of the road in late spring.