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Written Question
Roads: Maps
Friday 14th September 2018

Asked by: Lord Lea of Crondall (Non-affiliated - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibility, if any, they have for ensuring that comprehensive road maps of cities are available including details of no right turns.

Answered by Baroness Sugg

Local authorities are responsible for managing their road networks, including implementing measures such as right turn bans. It is for them to ensure these and other traffic restrictions are properly signed on-street so that drivers are aware of them. Drivers are responsible for ensuring they follow the rules of the road and are not in breach of any restrictions.

The Department for Transport has no responsibility for producing road mapping. Commercial mapping companies are responsible for ensuring the maps they produce are accurate.


Written Question
Roads
Thursday 28th June 2018

Asked by: Lord Lea of Crondall (Non-affiliated - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Sugg on 19 June, (HL Deb, col 1933), what new procedures the introduction of a "major road network from 2020" will encompass; and whether this will change the procedures in relation to the proposed Hickleys Corner underpass on the A31 in Farnham.

Answered by Baroness Sugg

Last December the Department launched a consultation on ‘Proposals for the creation of a Major Road Network’ which closed on 19th March 2018.

Proposals included dedicating a portion of the National Roads Fund to invest in bypasses, road widening and other road improvements on the Major Road Network.

A formal consultation response will be published during summer 2018 prior to the launch of the Major Road Network (MRN) programme before the end of the year.

Once launched, it will be for the relevant local authority, working with other regional partners, to make the case for MRN funding for particular schemes. In the case of the proposed Hickleys Corner underpass on the A31 in Farnham, the relevant local authority is Surrey County Council.


Written Question
A1
Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Asked by: Lord Lea of Crondall (Non-affiliated - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 February (HL Deb, col 1592), and in the light of the report by the Office of Rail and Road on 2 February stating that Highways England is revising the plans about what capital projects it will define by 2020, whether the programme to dual-carriage the A1 north of Newcastle will start in 2020 and be completed on time and on budget by 2023.

Answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As set out in the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) of December 2014, construction of the A1 dualling schemes between Morpeth and Ellingham is expected to start works in 2019-2020. This is subject to completion of statutory planning processes and continuing to demonstrate value for money.

The A1 in Northumberland programme will also benefit from a package of smaller scale junction improvements, overtaking lanes and pedestrian improvements north of Ellingham. These are planned to start construction in 2018 and this is also subject to completion of statutory planning processes and continuing to demonstrate value for money.