City MP, Mark Lancaster, raised the issue of the M1 road works in the House this week.
The road works have been in place for several years between junctions 6a and 14 on the M1 between Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton. Not only has this had an impact on commuters who are frustrated by the amount of time it has taken but there has been a direct impact on local businesses.
It was announced last week that the Highways agency is looking into the number of accidents along this stretch of carriageway.
Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North said; “These road works are having a major impact on businesses in Milton Keynes. Although I appreciate that the programme has been speeded up under this Government, can we please bring it to an early conclusion?”
Sir George Young, the Leader of the House, replied by stating that this matter would be brought to the attention of the Secretary of State for Transport.
Mr Lancaster commented; “I have been contacted by numerous constituents who are fed up with the length of time these road works are taking. Like many, I am thoroughly fed up with these road works and am determined that they should be finished as soon as possible.”
The question will now be passed to the Department of Transport for its response.