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M27: Noise

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the level of the level of noise on the M27 between (a) junctions 11 and 12, (b) junctions 10 and 11, (c) junctions 9 and 10 and (d) junction 9 and the River Hamble; and whether this assessment has changed over the last 10 years. (245149)

Noise levels on all four sections were assessed to establish whether they met the Hansard sift criteria published on 11 November 1999. None met the criteria for further investigation.

An assessment of the noise levels on the M27 between Junctions 11 and 12 was carried out in 2006 as part of the Environmental Statement for the scheme to construct a climbing lane in each direction between junction 11 (Fareham) and junction 12 (Portsmouth). That assessment concluded overall noise levels would reduce slightly in the opening year as a result of using low noise surfacing.