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Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many miles of road have been detrunked in each of the last 10 years. (316003)

The lengths of road detrunked in the last 10 years under the New Deal Detrunking Programme are given in the following table:

Route length detrunked

Calendar year

km

miles

2000

0

0

2001

444.6

276.3

2002

1,123.4

698.0

2003

568.2

353.0

2004

392.5

243.9

2005

111.6

69.3

2006

109.4

68.0

2007

80.1

49.8

2008

126.3

78.5

2009

126.8

78.8

2010

0

0

Total

3,082.9

1,915.6

The road lengths given above are for the New Deal Detrunking Programme and do not include the more routine detrunking that will occur after construction of a bypass or new road.