§ Sir Eldon Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the A45 east and west of Bury St. Edmunds has been the subject of repairs over the past 10 years; what was the reason in the case of each closure between the Westley-Fornham junction and Rookery crossroads; what was the approximate duration and cost of repairs relating to each closure; and when he expects the road to be fully up to standard.
§ Mr. Chope
From the information available, apart from routine maintenance, there have been eight occasions These are in the table.511W
Year Location Works Duration Cost £ 1984–85 Bury bypass bridges Plane and resurface Not known 120,580 1986 Rougham to Bury Reconstruction and resurface February-June 1.25 million 1986 St. Saviours interchange Concrete repairs May-August 140,000 1986–87 Bury to Rougham Concrete repairs Not known 500,000 1988 Rougham westwards Major maintenance January-June 1.08 million 1988–89 Bury bypass Concrete repairs Not known 225,000 1989 Bury bypass bridges Bridge joints and resurface—lane closures October-December 42,000 1990–91 Bury bypass Reconstruction, joint repairs and overlay October-April 5 million
Once the major maintenance has finished this week the road will be up to current standards.