HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c542W
Mr. Flook

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the(a) current and (b) projected roadworks on the M5 motorway between Bristol and Tiverton; and how long each section of work is expected to take. [135423]

Mr. Jamieson

I have asked the Acting Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Mr. Stephen Hickey, to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Richard Bennett to Mr. Adrian Flook, dated 4 November 2003: I am writing on behalf of Stephen Mickey, who has been asked by David Jamieson to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the current and projected roadworks on the M5 motorway The Highways Agency has a four-year rolling programme of works. This includes resurfacing (including overlay of concrete roads), the upgrade of signs and safety fence installations well as improvements to reduce congestion. Those works due to begin in this financial year are listed in Table 1. Those due to start in the next financial year are still subject to decisions on funding and prioritisation before a list can be provided.

Table 1
Scheme title and location Approximate works duration
Works currently undertaken
M5 Junction 20-21 Resurfacing Eight Weeks
Works to be undertaken in 2003–04
M5 Junction 26-27 Concrete Resurfacing 13 weeks (starts March 04)
M5 Signing Upgrade Rolling Programme
M5 Junction 19 Park and Ride Signing Four Weeks

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