HC Deb 27 April 1990 vol 171 c342W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what criteria the decision was taken to fit crash barriers along the central reservation of the A27 between Kingston and Falmer; what is the cost; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

For reasons of road user safety, it is our policy to provide central reserve safety fences on all dual carriageway trunk roads where justified by the volume of traffic using the road. They are being provided on all new trunk roads and those existing roads which are subject to major maintenance and renewal works. For other existing roads, priority is given to those with traffic flows in the range of 18,000 to 36,000 vehicles per day. The A27 between Kingston and Falmer meets the criterion, with traffic flows of about 32,000 vehicles per day. The cost of the work is £158,277.