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M1: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason fencing is being erected adjacent to the southbound carriageway south of junction 8 of the M1; and what the cost is of such fencing. (226274)

The fencing to the south of junction 8 of the M1 is an environmental barrier and is a public inquiry commitment. 900 m of 3 m high barrier is being provided to reduce the visual impact to properties on the eastern side of the motorway.

The cost of installing the fencing is £288,000.