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Roads: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 41871, tabled on 1 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown on the condition of the highways network as a result of (a) maintenance and (b) new projects.

Answered on

11 May 2020

The Department for Transport has written to highway authorities in England, outside London, and the wider highway sector, to highlight the importance of continuing with (a) maintenance and (b) new projects where works can be undertaken safely and in accordance with the Public Health England and relevant safety operating procedure guidance. It is for each highway authority to decide on what level of works can be undertaken, working closely with their contractors and supply chain.