I have today published a new policy for roadside facilities on England’s strategic road network, “Policy on service areas and other roadside facilities on motorways and all-purpose trunk roads in England.”
The policy has been developed in the light of responses to a recent public consultation and is aimed at improving service to road users. The policy covers issues including:
the location of motorway service areas (MSAs)—determining the need for such sites and the spacing interval between them;
facilities at MSAs—the type of facilities, how they are signed and their standards;
service areas on trunk roads;
lorry parking and;
the provision and use of lay-bys.
Copies of the policy and impact assessment have been placed in the Libraries of the House.