§ Mr. Devlin
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why road works are currently taking place on the A1 , the M1 and the M62 in South Yorkshire; and how long he expects this situation to continue.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The road works currently being carried out on these roads are essential major maintenance 601W operations. They form part of our phased programme of works, much of which has to be undertaken in the summer months.
The works consist of a series of schemes covering both carriageway strengthening and bridge maintenance works. We expect completion of these on the Al(M) and M62 by November and on the MI by next February.