HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c209W
Mr. Patnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the value to road users since 1984–85 of the use of lane rental contracts in road renewal programmes.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Lane rental contracts for major maintenance schemes on trunk roads, including motorways, are estimated to have saved about 2,000 days of lane closures worth about £35 million in reduced delay costs to road users.

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