HL Deb 09 August 1972 vol 334 cc1265-6WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

  1. i. Whether they are satisfied with the surfacing on the M.4 motorway between 1266 exits Nos. 9 and 18, opened last December;
  2. ii. Whether the same specification for surfacing was used for this length of the motorway;
  3. iii. Based upon the estimated traffic load on this motorway, what is the expected life of the surfacing.


The surfacing is generally regarded as satisfactory, subject to some remedial work still to be carried out. The specification for this surfacing was the same as for other lengths of the motorway and should require dressing or other treatment two or three times during the next 20 years.