§ Mr. Greg Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Transport why two stretches of lane closures have been allowed to take place concurrently at or near junction 15 and 16 of the M1 motorway.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The two sets of lane closures were part of a major maintenance contract involving resurfacing and installation of lighting. One contractor was146W responsible for these works which were carried out simultaneously to save time and reduce delays for the public. The road closures and associated contraflow conformed to the Department's required standards for minimum spacing between roadworks.