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Motorways: Subsidence

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the slow lanes of the M1 and the M18 were last inspected for subsidence in the road surface caused by heavy goods vehicles; and if he will make a statement. (284020)

Lane 1 of the M1 northbound and southbound carriageways in South Yorkshire and the Humber region were surveyed on the following dates:

M1 between junction 30-35a northbound on 18 November 2008;

M1 between junction 35a-42 northbound on 19 November 2008;

M1 between junctions 30-42 southbound on 20 November 2008.

Lane 1 of the whole length of the M18 northbound and southbound carriageways were last surveyed on 25 November 2008.