HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1664W
Mr. Wyatt

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the noise mitigation work on the Bredgar section of the M2 will commence; and if he will make a statement. [152116]

Mr. Jamieson

[holding answer 30 January 2004]The Bredgar section of the M2 meets the criteria for the Government's £5 million annual ring fenced noise mitigation budget but due to the number of other pressing cases, has a lower priority. However this section of the M2 will shortly require resurfacing for maintenance reasons, using the quieter surfacing materials that will help reduce the traffic noise. The Highways Agency will aim to resurface this section of the M2 in the 2005–06 financial year, subject to funding being available.