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Motorway maintenance projects and related information 2016-2018: FOI release

Published: 8 Jun 2018

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Published:
8 Jun 2018
Motorway maintenance projects and related information 2016-2018: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01003
Date received: 29 March 2018
Date responded: 7 June 2018

Information requested

1. How many motorways are there in the UK?

2. How many UK motorways are currently undergoing road maintenance work?

3. How many road maintenance projects are underway on UK motorways this year (2018 to date), compared to last year (2017) and the year before (2016)?

4. How long do road maintenance projects on motorways last on average?

5. Where is the longest stretch of roadworks in the UK currently?"

It was subsequently clarified that the request only related to Scotland and that information about maintenance schemes only (as distinct from capital investment schemes aimed at upgrading existing infrastructure) where these have resulted in continuous road or lane closures (including any hard shoulder closures) with a duration of more than seven days.

Response

1. All of the information you have requested is available from the Transport Scotland website via the link below:
https://www.transport.gov.scot/publication/official-list-of-trunk-roads/

Under regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIRs, we do not have to give you information which is already publicly available and easily accessible to you in another form or format. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

2. Transport Scotland is responsible for the ongoing maintenance work across its whole network of trunk roads, bridges and other structures. Our Operating Companies, as part of the 4th Generation Term Contract for Management and Maintenance of the Scottish Trunk Road Network are working continually on the maintenance of all roads across the network. All motorways are under continual maintenance.

Information regarding current road works is available from the Scottish Roadworks Commissioner website via the link below: https://www.roadworksscotland.org/

Under regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIRs, we do not have to give you information which is already publicly available and easily accessible to you in another form or format. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

3. The table below summarises the number of road maintenance projects that were undertaken each year between 2016 and 2018, where the works required the closure of one or more lanes for longer than seven days.

Year Number of Maintenance Projects Average Duration (Days)
2016 22 14
2017 47 16
2018 20 13

4. The average duration for all projects refered to in response to question 3 was 14 days.

5. There are currently no locations on the Scottish motorway network which have had closures longer than seven days' duration.

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