§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what(a) body and (b) persons are responsible for listing, collating or co-ordinating the proposals and programmes of major road maintenance on main traffic routes in Greater London; what public notification is given of such works; and if he will consider publishing maps at monthly intervals, showing known works and temporary traffic diversions.
§ Mr. Atkins
The programming and publicity arrangements for road maintenance works are the responsibility of the highway authority concerned. In the case of trunk roads, the Department announces its annual programme of major schemes shortly before the start of each financial year and publishes maps indicating the location and likely timing of schemes. The Department provides details of planned major lane closures likely to involve delays to road users in fortnightly bulletins, which are circulated to the media and others.