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A1 (M): Repairs and Maintenance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 218220, tabled on 7 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans are in place to repair the potholes and poor road surface on the A1M northbound carriageway south of junction 7; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

12 February 2019

The A1(M) is inspected weekly and safety critical potholes and surface defects are repaired within 24 hours. Highways England have made safe 36 potholes on the northbound carriageway and larger patch repairs across 100 square metres of carriageway between junctions 6 and 7 since December 2018. They plan to carry out other surface repairs between junctions 6 and 7 before the end of March.

Highways England have also recently completed road surface condition surveys of the A1(M) and other strategic roads in the region. These will be used to determine a prioritised programme of resurfacing work on the A1(M) and other roads over the next 3 years.

In addition, construction of the A1(M) junctions 6 – 8 smart motorway starts in the next financial year. Construction will include resurfacing at various locations in both directions between junctions 6 and 8.

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