Following his visit to the Highways Agency‘s exhibition in Redbourn on the M1 widening between junctions 6a and 10, Peter Lilley , MP for Hitchin & Harpenden, sought assurances from the Agency that a ‘quiet‘ road surface would be used to relieve noise nuisance suffered by Redbourn residents. The Highways Agency has now assured him that this will be the case.
Peter Lilley said: “I am delighted that the Highways Agency has agreed the use of quite road surfacing on all new additional lanes and on existing lanes where maintenance will be carried out as part of the widening scheme.
“At the time of the exhibition I, together with Parish Councillors, Anthony Bull and James Lowen, took sound measurements with a decibel meter at key locations in the village of Redbourn and these clearly demonstrated a need for measures to be taken to reduce motorway noise suffered by the local residents.
“Further information will be available at exhibitions the Highways Agency will be holding prior to the start of works where residents of Redbourn will be able to view the proposals in much greater detail.”