§ Mr. Jopling
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why the A590 trunk road between Levens Bridge and Lindale has recently been coned off for a length of about four miles, preventing any overtaking.
§ Mr. Atkins
For safety reasons. Although the first phase of resurfacing is limited to the dual carriageway sections, we need to prevent overtaking and excessive speeds on the intervening single carriageway. This reduces the risk of accidents at and approaching the working areas. The resurfacing will shortly transfer to the single carriageway. We shall then start central reserve safety fencing installation on the dual carriageways.